Grading Policy

Garden City High School Science Department Grading Policy

Final Averages: For full year courses, each of the 4 marking period grades will count 18% toward the final grade (for a total of 72%). The midterm will count 8% and the finals exam will count 20%. For semester courses, each of the 2 quarter grades are worth 40% and the Final Exam will be worth 20%.

Weighting: Students enrolled in honors courses must maintain a grade of 80% or better to receive honors credit (Garden City Board of Education Policy 4333). Honors courses and A.P. courses are weighted by a factor of 1.03 (Honors) and 1.06 (A.P. Courses). This factor is multiplied times the raw score and is reflected in the weighted GPA. Students in courses that offer honors, as an option will be issued honors credit at the end of the course when they have completed all additional work assigned.

If you have a question about the Science Department grading policy please contact Science Curriculum Coordinator, Dr. Elena Cascio. If you have a specific question about your child's grades please contact your child's teacher.

Earth Science

Tests

60%

Quizzes

20%

Labs

10%

HW

10%


Living Environment Regents

Tests

65%

Quizzes

15%

Labs

10%

HW

10%

 Living Environment Honors

Tests

60%

Quizzes

10%

Labs

20%

HW

10%

Chemistry Regents

Tests & Quizzes

85%

Labs

10%

HW

  5%

Chemistry Honors

Tests

60%

Quizzes

15%

Labs

20%

HW

  5%

Conceptual Chemistry

Tests

50%

Projects and labs

30%

Quizzes

10%

HW

10%

Physics Regents

Tests

65%

Quizzes

20%

Labs

10%

HW/ classwork

  5%

Physics Honors

Tests

50%

Quizzes

25%

Labs/HW

25%

AP Biology

Tests

60%

Quizzes

10%

Labs

15%

Minilabs

  5%

Homework

10%

 AP Chemistry  

 

1st quarter

1st -3rd quarter

4th quarter

Tests

65%

65%

15%

Quizzes/ HW

10%

15%

N/A

Labs

20%

20%

85%

Summer HW

  5%

N/A

N/A

AP Physics   

 

Q1-Q3

Q4

Tests

75%

60%

Labs/ HW

25%

20%

Projects

 N/A

20%

AP Environmental Science

Tests

60%

Quizzes

20%

Labs

10%

HW

10%


Oceanography

Tests

60%

Quizzes

20%

Labs/ Projects

10%

HW

10%

Disease

Tests

40%

Projects & Labs

20%

Quizzes

25%

HW

15%

Forensic Science

Tests

40%

Quizzes

20%

Labs & Activities

20%

Projects

 10%

Science Research Foundations

Projects/Presentations

60%

HW

20%

Mini-projects/ outside seminars

10%

Labs/  notebook

10%