Denver County 1 Grading Policy

Denver County 1 Grade Scale

Denver County 1 School District uses a standardized grading scale to ensure consistency and fairness across all schools. The grading scale is as follows:

GradePercentage RangeDescription
D60-69%Needs Improvement
FBelow 60%Failing


To calculate the final grade, use the following example:

Course Grade Calculation:

AssignmentWeightGradeWeighted Grade
Midterm Exam30%78%23.4%
Final Exam50%90%45%

The final grade in this example is 85.4%, which corresponds to a B.

Grading Policy

  • Middle School:
  • Grades are assigned based on a combination of classwork, homework, tests, and participation.
  • Emphasis is placed on consistent performance and improvement over time.
  • High School:
  • Grading is more rigorous and includes a higher weight for exams and major projects.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses have additional weight for GPA calculations.
  • General Policies:
  • Late work may receive partial credit depending on the circumstances.
  • Extra credit opportunities are available but should not replace regular assignments.


What is the passing grade in Denver County 1?

    • A passing grade is any grade above 60%.

    How are AP courses weighted?

      • AP courses are weighted on a 5.0 scale, meaning an A in an AP course is worth 5.0 points towards the GPA.

      Can students retake tests?

        • Retake policies vary by school, but generally, students can retake major assessments if they demonstrate effort and improvement.

        What happens if I submit an assignment late?

          • Late assignments may receive partial credit, depending on the teacher’s policy and the reason for the delay.

          Where can I find more information?

            Now that you understand the Denver County 1 School District’s grading policy, calculate your final grade with our easy-to-use grade calculator or final grade calculator!