The Lakeville Area Public Schools 2019 – 2020 Program of Studies
The curriculum guide for Lakeville Area high schools is the Program of Studies 2019-2020. 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.
All transferred classes/credits entered on the student’s transcript will be counted in the cumulative grade point average and class rank
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.
Students must obtain a 3.7 overall GPA during one academic year to be eligible for a letter. To apply for an academic letter, students/parent will need to go to their FeePay registration account and select the year they wish to apply (no cost) for a letter. LNHS Deans will then review the application and students will be advised as to whether they have qualified for an academic letter. Please note, LNHS provides all students with their first activity letter “L” for Lakeville. Any subsequent lettering academically or in any other activity/sport, the students will need to purchase their own patches/pins/bars at any sport lettering shop.
To apply: https://isd194.feepay.com
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.
Academic Grading Information
Common Grading Scale G.P.A. and Class Rank
Lower Upper Weighted Non
Grade Cutoff Cutoff Grade AP Classes Weighted
A 94% 100% A 5.0 4.0
A- 90% 93% A- 4.7 3.7
B+ 87% 89% B+ 4.3 3.3
B 83% 86% B 4.0 3.0
B- 80% 82% B- 3.7 2.7
C+ 77% 79% C+ 3.3 2.3
C 73% 76% C 3.0 2.0
C- 70% 72% C- 2.7 1.7
D+ 67% 69% D+ 2.3 1.3
D 63% 66% D 2.0 1.0
D- 60% 62% D- 1.7 0.7
F 0 59%
All of the above grades affect grade point average and class rank.
P = Pass Grade
NC = No Credit
How to Figure GPA:
- Add point values for classes.
- 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 and UMTYMP grades are not weighted and affect 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) are 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.
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.
Additional Useful Information
- Essential Planning and Registration Information
- Graduation Requirements
- Academic Options
- Post Secondary Planning
- Course Descriptions