Saddleback Valley Unified Grading Policy

Saddleback Valley Unified Grade Scale

Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) uses a traditional grading scale to assess student performance. The grading scale is as follows:

Letter GradePercentageGPA Value


To calculate the final grade, SVUSD combines various assignment and test scores based on their weighted importance. Here is an example:

AssignmentWeightGradeWeighted Grade
Homework20%85%0.20 * 85 = 17
Midterm Exam30%78%0.30 * 78 = 23.4
Final Project25%92%0.25 * 92 = 23
Final Exam25%88%0.25 * 88 = 22
Total100%85.4% (B)

Grading Policy

  • Middle School:
  • Uses the same grading scale as high schools.
  • Emphasizes formative assessments to guide learning.
  • High School:
  • Credits are awarded based on semester grades.
  • GPA is calculated cumulatively each semester.


1. How are grades calculated in Saddleback Valley Unified?
Grades are calculated based on a weighted average of various assignments, tests, and projects as shown in the example above.

2. What is the minimum passing grade in SVUSD?
The minimum passing grade is a D, which corresponds to 60-69%.

3. Are there any differences in grading policies for middle and high schools?
Middle schools focus more on formative assessments, while high schools emphasize summative assessments and cumulative GPA calculations.

4. Can students retake exams or assignments to improve their grades?
Yes, students may have opportunities to retake exams or redo assignments based on teacher discretion and district policies.

5. How are GPA values assigned to letter grades?
GPA values are assigned as follows: A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0, F = 0.0.

6. Where can I find more detailed information about SVUSD’s grading policy?
For more detailed information, visit the Saddleback Valley Unified grading policy page.

7. How can I calculate my final grade using the SVUSD grading policy?
Now that you understand Saddleback Valley Unified’s grading policy, calculate your final grade with our easy-to-use Final Grade Calculator.

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