Common Grading Scale

Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • How to calculate GPA:

    1. Add point values for classes.
    2. Divide by the number of classes marked.

General Academic Information

  • Incomplete Grades

    Students who, for acceptable reasons (e.g. illness, family emergency), receive an incomplete mark (“I”) at the end of the quarter/semester will have two weeks to complete coursework and required assessments. Incomplete grades posted on a transcript count as a zero toward cumulative GPA. After the two-week period, the grade will be issued. Exceptions may be granted when special circumstances exist.

    Academic Awards and Honors

    Lakeville High Schools grant academic awards and honors to students. To be eligible for such awards and honors, a student in 12th grade must complete a minimum of 12 semester classes on a Lakeville High School campus. Students in grades 9-11 must complete a minimum of 5 semester classes on a Lakeville High School campus.

    Academic Lettering

    Students must obtain a 3.7 or higher GPA during two consecutive semesters to be eligible for a letter. Subsequent awards (bars to be placed beneath the letter) can be attained with two additional semesters of a 3.7 or higher GPA.

    Senior Academic Honors Recognition

    Senior academic honors recognition is awarded according to the following criteria: 

    Summa Cum Laude = 4.0 and above GPA
    Magna Cum Laude = 3.85 – 3.99 GPA
    Cum Laude = 3.7 – 3.84 GPA

    Senior Academic Honors Recognition is determined by the cumulative GPA for each student at the end of the first semester senior year. GPAs are not rounded.

    Class Rank

    Class rank is determined by the numerical comparison of class members’ cumulative GPA’s. Class rank and grade point average are calculated on the basis of credits earned. PSEO and University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP) grades are reflected on the transcript. PSEO, UMTYMP and concurrent credit grades are not weighted but are calculated into GPA and class rank. Honors courses are not weighted; only Advanced Placement courses are weighted. Credits transferred (from another high school or any accredited institution) may be credited toward state and district graduation requirements. Disclosure of students’ relevant high school academic records, wherever their credits have been earned, will be provided by Lakeville High Schools to post-secondary institutions to the extent permitted by Minnesota law. All transferred classes/credits entered on the student’s transcript will be counted in the cumulative grade point average.