Anne Arundel County Public Schools Grading Policy

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Grade Scale

Anne Arundel County Public Schools uses a standard grading scale to evaluate student performance. The grading scale is as follows:

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To calculate the final grade, let’s use the following example where the student has the following scores:

  • Homework: 85%
  • Quizzes: 90%
  • Midterm Exam: 78%
  • Final Exam: 92%

Assuming the weights are:

  • Homework: 20%
  • Quizzes: 30%
  • Midterm Exam: 20%
  • Final Exam: 30%

The final grade calculation would be:

First, multiply each score by its respective weight:

  • Homework: 85% × 0.2 = 17%
  • Quizzes: 90% × 0.3 = 27%
  • Midterm Exam: 78% × 0.2 = 15.6%
  • Final Exam: 92% × 0.3 = 27.6%

Then, add all the weighted scores together: 17% + 27% + 15.6% + 27.6% = 87.2%

Final Grade: 87.2% (B)

Grading Policy

  • Middle School Grading Policy:
  • Homework counts for 10% of the final grade.
  • Tests and projects count for 50% of the final grade.
  • Classwork and participation count for 40% of the final grade.
  • High School Grading Policy:
  • Homework and classwork count for 20% of the final grade.
  • Assessments (tests, quizzes, projects) count for 70% of the final grade.
  • Final exams count for 10% of the final grade.
  • Other Policies:
  • Make-up work must be completed within five school days after returning from an absence.
  • Extra credit opportunities are available at the teacher’s discretion.
  • Grade appeals must be filed within ten school days of receiving the report card.


What is the passing grade in Anne Arundel County Public Schools?
A passing grade is a D, which ranges from 60% to 69%.

How are final grades calculated in high school?
Final grades are calculated based on a weighted average of homework/classwork (20%), assessments (70%), and final exams (10%).

Can students retake exams to improve their grades?
Yes, students may retake exams at the teacher’s discretion to improve their grades.

How is attendance factored into grading?
While attendance itself is not graded, consistent attendance is crucial for participation and classwork grades.

Where can I find more information about the grading policy?
For more detailed information, please visit the Anne Arundel County Public Schools website.

Is there extra credit available?
Extra credit opportunities may be offered by teachers at their discretion.

What happens if my child misses a lot of school?
Make-up work must be completed within five school days of returning. Prolonged absences should be discussed with the school administration.

Now that you understand Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ grading policy, calculate your final grade with our easy-to-use grade calculator or final grade calculator!