Sarasota Grading Policy

Sarasota Grade Scale

Sarasota County Schools use a standard grading scale to assess student performance. The grading scale is as follows:

GradePercentage RangeDescription

Example of Final Grade Calculation

To illustrate how final grades are calculated, consider the following example:

AssignmentWeightStudent’s ScoreWeighted Score
Midterm Exam25%7819.5
Final Exam25%8822
Final Grade85.5

Final Grade: 85.5 (B)

Grading Policy

  • Middle School: Students receive grades based on classwork, homework, tests, and participation. There are opportunities for extra credit and make-up work.
  • High School: Grades are calculated similarly to middle school, with additional weight given to advanced placement (AP) and honors courses.

Additional policies include:

  • Late Work: Accepted with penalties.
  • Attendance: Impacts grades; excessive absences may lead to course failure.
  • Grade Appeals: Students can appeal grades through a formal process.


What is the grading scale used by Sarasota County Schools?

Sarasota uses a standard A-F grading scale, where A is 90-100%, B is 80-89%, C is 70-79%, D is 60-69%, and F is 0-59%.

How are final grades calculated?

Final grades are based on a weighted average of homework, quizzes, midterms, and final exams. For example, if homework is 20% of the grade, and a student scores 85%, the weighted score is 17%.

Can students earn extra credit?

Yes, students can earn extra credit through various assignments and projects as determined by their teachers.

How does attendance affect grades?

Excessive absences can negatively impact grades and may result in course failure if not addressed.

Are there different grading policies for middle and high school students?

Yes, while the core grading scale is the same, high school students have weighted grades for AP and honors courses.

What happens if a student disagrees with a grade?

Students can appeal their grades through a formal process that involves discussions with the teacher and school administration.

Is late work accepted?

Yes, late work is accepted but may incur penalties based on how late the submission is.

For more information, visit the Sarasota County Schools website.

Now that you understand Sarasota’s grading policy, calculate your final grade with our easy-to-use Grade Calculator or Final Grade Calculator!