Academics

The Lakeville Area Public Schools  2017-2018 Program of Studies

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The curriculum guide for Lakeville high schools is entitled, Program of Studies. Included in this joint document for Lakeville North,  Lakeville South and LinK12 Lakeville is an overview of each of twelve curricular areas and descriptions of all courses offered in each area.   Parents and students are encouraged to review this document and all accompanying information to assist in planning an educational program and accounting for student’s completion of credits for graduation. While parents and students are primarily responsible for assuring students meet all requirements for graduation, deans and the LinK12 Lakeville program director are available to assist, support, and provide guidance in the process.

Program of Studies 2017-2018

Career Pathway Guide

Registration info for current 9th-11th graders

Registration info for current 8th graders

General Academic Information

Incomplete Grades:

Students who, for acceptable reasons (e.g. illness, family emergency), receive an incomplete mark (“I”) at the end of the quarter/semester will have two weeks to complete the work required.  After the two week period, the grade will be issued. Exceptions may be granted when special circumstances exist.

Academic Awards and Honors:

Lakeville High Schools grant academic awards and honors to students. To be eligible for such awards and honors, a student in 12th grade must complete a minimum of 12 semester classes on a Lakeville High School campus. Students in grades 9-11 must complete a minimum of 5 semester classes on a Lakeville High School campus.

Academic Lettering:

Students must obtain a 3.7 or higher GPA during two consecutive semesters to be eligible for a letter. Subsequent awards (bars to be placed beneath the letter) can be attained with two additional semesters of a 3.7 or higher GPA.

Senior Academic Honors Recognition:

Senior academic honors recognition is awarded according to the following criteria: 

Summa Cum Laude       =        4.0 and above GPA

Magna Cum Laude        =         3.85 – 3.99 GPA

Cum Laude                    =         3.7 – 3.84 GPA

Senior Academic Honors Recognition is determined by the cumulative GPA for each student at the end of the first semester senior year. GPAs are not rounded.

Academic Information

           Common Grading Scale

Grade Lower Cutoff Upper Cutoff
A 94% 100%
A- 90% 93%
 B+ 87% 89%
B 83% 86%
B- 80% 82%
C+ 77% 79%
C 73% 76%
C- 70% 72%
D+ 67% 69%
D 63% 66%
D- 60% 62%
F 0% 59%
I 0.0 0.0
W 0.0 0.0

Grade Point Average (GPA) and Class Rank

Grade Weighted AP Classes Non-Weighted Classes
A 5.0 4.0
A- 4.7 3.7
B+ 4.3 3.3
B 4.0 3.0
B- 3.7 2.7
C+ 3.3 2.3
C 3.0 2.0
C- 2.7 1.7
 D+ 2.3 1.3
D 2.0 1.0
D- 1.7 0.7

How to Figure GPA:

  1. Add point values for classes.
  2. Divide by the number of classes marked.

Class rank is determined by the numerical comparison of class members’ cumulative GPA’s. Class rank and grade point average are calculated on the basis of credits earned. PSEO and University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP) grades are reflected on the transcript. PSEO, UMTYMP and concurrent credit grades are not weighted but are calculated into GPA and class rank. Honors courses are not weighted; only Advanced Placement courses are weighted.

Credits transferred (from another high school or any accredited institution) may be credited toward state and district graduation requirements. Disclosure of students’ relevant high school academic records, wherever their credits have been earned, will be provided by Lakeville High Schools to post-secondary institutions to the extent permitted by Minnesota law.

All transferred classes/credits entered on the student’s transcript will be counted in the cumulative grade point average.

Academics

Essential Planning and Registration Info
Graduation Requirements
Post-Secondary Planning
Academic Credit Options
Course Descriptions
Credit Check Forms

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