The profile provides a summary of information about our community, the school’s student body, curricular offerings, and grading system.
The LPS course guide allows students to browse the courses available at Lincoln Public Schools middle and high schools.
The Planning Guide includes courses and programs offered, graduation requirements and other information that will help you get the most out of your high school years.
Grades and Grading
Grade reports are issued at the end of each nine-week period. The nine-week grades are primarily for information and are not recorded as part of the permanent record. Grades for quarter classes are final grades. Grades indicate the student’s standing at the time of the report. Final semester grades are recorded on the permanent record.
District-wide Grading Scale
|F||59 or below|
Satisfactory – Unsatisfactory (Pass/Fail Option)
The mark of S (satisfactory) and U (unsatisfactory) may be used instead of the usual four-point scale under the following conditions:
Secondary students may elect to have part of their work evaluated with a mark of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory) as follows:
- Requests for S/U marks which are approved in writing by the student’s counselor and parent and which are filed in the school office by the beginning of the 12th week of the semester shall be honored.
- Many colleges and universities do not accept credits marked satisfactory.
- Requests for marks to be reversed from S/U to A-F shall be honored anytime during the current grading period.
- Courses taken for marks of S and U shall not be included when computing honor roll or class rank.
- Each individual shall be limited to elect an S/U mark for ten credit points of course work in any one semester and to thirty credit points of course work in grades nine through twelve.
Questions: Ask your counselor Pass/Fail Form
2023-24 Pass-Fail Deadlines:
|1st Quarter||September 15, 2023|
|1st Semester||October 27, 2023|
|2nd Quarter||November 17, 2023|
|3rd Quarter||February 9, 2024|
|2nd Semester||March 28, 2024|
|4th Quarter||April 19, 2024|
Withdrawing from a Class
A student may withdraw from a semester or quarter class during weeks 1-3 without record. If a student withdraws during weeks 4-11 of a semester class (4-5 in a quarter class), a ‘W” will be placed on the student’s record. If a student withdraws during weeks 12-18 of a semester class (6-9 in a quarter class), an “F” will be placed on the student’s record unless approval is granted for either a “W” or an “INC” to be placed on the student’s record. Approval is granted by the principal or his designee.
2023-24 Withdrawing from a Class Deadlines:
|1st Quarter classes between Sept. 5th & Sept. 15th will result in a “W”. After Sept. 15th will result in an “F”.|
|1st Semester classes between Sept. 5th & Oct. 27th will result in a “W”. After Nov. 2nd will result in an “F”.|
|2nd Quarter classes between Nov. 6th & Nov. 17th will result in a “W”. After Nov. 17th will result in an “F”.|
|3rd Quarter classes between Jan. 29th & Feb. 9th will result in a “W”. After Feb. 9th will result in an “F”.|
|2nd Semester classes between Jan. 29th & March 28th will result in a “W”. After March 28th will result in an “F”.|
|4th Quarter classes between Apr. 8th & Apr. 19th will result in a “W”. After Apr. 19th will result in an “F”.|
When a student and teacher are in agreement that a course, which has not been completed during a regular term, can be successfully completed during an extended time frame, an Incomplete Contract can be developed. This contract must include the work to be completed, the level of mastery that is acceptable, and a date by which the incomplete is to be finished. Failure to fulfill any of the above portions of the contract will result in an “F” grade for the course.
Repeating a Class
If you retake a class either due to failure or to raise the grade you need to pick up a Request to Repeat a Class Form from our registrar’s office prior to taking the class in order to replace the old grade on your permanent record. Reminder: The course that is retaken must be the same as the original course.
Honor Roll is based on semester grades. Students must be registered for a minimum of 25 graded credit hours with a 3.5 weighted grade-point-average excluding courses graded pass/fail, work-study and assistant assignments for which credit is earned, and correspondence courses.
Students with a 3.5 to 3.749 weighted semester GPA (H)
Honor Roll with Distinction:
Students with a weighted semester GPA of 3.750 to 3.999 (H+)
Honor Roll with High Distinction:
Students with a weighted semester GPA of 4.000 to 4.249 (H++)
Honor Roll with Highest Distinction:
Students with a weighted semester GPA of 4.250 and above (H+++)
Academic Letter Standard
To be eligible for an Academic Letter a student must have earned a cumulative GPA of 4.0 or above (weighted grades) for two consecutive semesters while being enrolled in a minimum of 25 credit hours of graded course work. First-time recipients receive a chenille letter and recipients of a second academic letter receive an academic pin.
National Honor Society
Juniors who have a weighted cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher through at least 5 high school semesters and a minimum of 150 graded credits are eligible candidates for membership. Qualifying candidates will be notified sometime after the beginning of second semester, through sound announcements and their Graduation google classroom to check the NHS eligibility list posted in the classroom and on the Counseling Center window. Membership is based upon evidence of scholarship, leadership, service and character.
Effective for the class of 2021, the Laude Latin model will be used to recognize academic excellence at the conclusion of a student’s high school career. Students will work to compete against the criterion for academic honors – rather than other students. A student’s final cumulative GPA will be used to determine the level of honor on a student’s high school transcript, diploma, and for academic recognition at commencement exercises. The following three levels of academic honors will be used:
- SUMMA CUM LAUDE “with highest distinction”: Students with cumulative GPA of 4.250 and above on a 4.00 weighted scale.
- MAGNA CUM LAUDE “with great distinction”: Students with cumulative GPA of 4.000 to 4.249 on a 4.00 weighted scale.
- CUM LAUDE “with distinction”: Students with cumulative GPA of 3.750 to 3.999 on a 4.000 weighted scale.
Graduation honors will be determined following the second to last semester of high school, and the student is required to graduate by the end of the next semester.