• GRADING

    Grading Scale and Conversion Values:

    A+

    A

    A-

    B+

    B

    B-

    C+

    C

    C-

    D+

    D

    F*

    97-99

    93-96

    92-90

    87-89

    83-86

    80-82

    77-79

    73-76

    72-70

    68-69

    65-67

    50-64

    4.25

    4.00

    3.75

    3.25

    3.00

    2.75

    2.25

    2.00

    1.75

    1.25

    1.00

    -

    As of 2019-20 Honors credit courses are weighted as follows:

    A+

    A

    A-

    B+

    B

    B-

    C+

    C

    C-

    D+

    D

    4.75

    4.5

    4.25

    3.75

    3.5

    3.25

    2.75

    2.5

    2.25

    1.75

    1.5

    AP credit courses are weighted as follows:

    A+

    A

    A-

    B+

    B

    B-

    C+

    C

    C-

    D+

    D

    5.25

    5.00

    4.75

    4.25

    4.00

    3.75

    3.25

    3.00

    2.75

    2.25

    2.00

    Pass/Fail

    After consulting with his/her school counselor, a student may select to schedule a class on a pass/fail basis. With the exception of ELL students, the following limitations will be in effect:

    • The student will not receive a grade, but upon successful completion of the entire
    • course will be awarded credit (based on teacher recommendation).
    • For ranking purposes any course taken on a pass/fail basis will not be in the calculation of the G.P.A.
    • Students may select a maximum of two (2) classes or ten (10) credits to be taken
    • pass/fail during their four years at Passaic Valley. Students who return for a fifth year may elect a class pass/fail provided they have not used their two (2) classes of ten (10) credit option during the last four years. Only one course may be taken pass/fail in any academic year.
    • Courses required for graduation may not be taken pass/fail.  

    *All requests must be in writing and need the approval of the Director of Student Personnel Services.

    Course Audit

    Under certain circumstances students may schedule a class in which they will earn no credit. An audit carries with it the responsibility to attend, take tests and complete all the required work. This option is contingent upon teacher approval, class size, the availability of equipment, etc. With the exception of ELL students, students are limited to one five (5) credit course (not required for graduation) during their stay at PVHS. The following limitations will be in effect:

    • Students may only audit a class if they are failing the class and wish to audit in
    • order to schedule the same class for the next school year.
    • Students must declare their request to audit in writing and be approved by the

    Director of Student Personnel Services the class before the end of the first quarter. Requests after the first quarter may not be honored