Core Body of Knowledge
The Core Body of Knowledge is extracted from
the District's curriculum for every core subject area. It outlines what
every child is expected to know and be able to do in each content area.
It is a succinct version of what is contained in each curriculum.
Visit Curriculum Core Body of Knowledge
Student Grades (School Board Policy 5121)
Letter Grade Percentage:
A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F Below 60
*I = Incomplete. Incompletes become an “F” after 10 days. The student has 10 days from the last day of the report period to make up work to get the incomplete rectified. *Percentage grades are not rounded up (e.g.: 89.5% = 89.5%).
Quarterly: Students will be recognized during the first three quarters of the school year for making honor roll based on their unweighted GPA as follows:
Highest Honor 4.0
High Honors 3.6 - 3.99
Honors 3.3 – 3.59
End of the Year: Students will be recognized for academic achievement based on their weighted GPA as follows:
Cum Laude: 3.4 to 3.74*
Magna Cum Laude: 3.75 to 3.99*
Summa Cum Laude: 4.0+*
PT Scholars: 4.3+*
*Based on 2011- 2012 GPA Calculation. This will be updated for the 2012- 2013 School Year.
*Students cannot have any incompletes and must carry at least 5 potential credits.
For graduation, students will be recognized for academic achievement as follows:
Cum Laude: weighted cumulative GPA 4.0 to 4.39
Magna Cum Laude: weighted cumulative GPA 4.4 to 4.79
Summa Cum Laude: weighted cumulative GPA 4.8 and higher
*Students graduating with the Summa Cum Laude honor and having a weighted GPA of 5.0 or higher will be further recognized as PT Scholars. At least half of the total credits earned must be from Peters Township High School for a student to qualify as a PT Scholar.
National Honor Society
The purpose of the National Honor Society is fourfold:
to create enthusiasm for scholarship,
to stimulate a desire to render service,
to promote leadership,
to develop character.
To qualify a student must be a sophomore or junior and
1.) have completed at least one semester at Peters Township High
2.) The Quality Point Average (QPA) must be a
cumulative 3.80 according to the Peters Township High School guidelines
and in compliance with the National Chapter regulations. The QPA will be
based on the weighted system. All high school grades including those
from your previous high school(s) will be included.
3.) All QPA's will be verified based on mid-year
calculations. (Mid-year calculations do not include year courses of the
current year. They only include semester courses that have been