Letter Grades

Letter grades indicate a student’s level of achievement on a particular assignment, test, or activity.  On the report card, letter grades indicate a student’s overall achievement in a particular subject. Each letter grade indicates a specific level of achievement.

Outstanding, a strong college recommending grade
B Good, a college recommending grade
C Satisfactory
D Unsatisfactory
F Fail, no credit (0 units)
 I Incomplete (only for exceptional circumstance

A grade of “I” (incomplete) given at the semester report can only be made up to a passing grade within three (3) weeks after the end of the semester.  The Incomplete (I) will be changed to an “F” if work is not satisfactorily completed in this time period.

Note: The grade of “F” (Failure) will be given whenever a student fails to meet the minimum objectives of the course.

Grade Scales

The following school grading scale is used in classes:

Percentage Letter Grade Transcript Value
93-100 A 4.0
90-92 A- 3.7
87-89 B+ 3.3
83-86 B 3.0
80-82 B- 2.7
77-79 C+ 2.3
73-76 C 2.0
70-72 C- 1.7
67-69 D+ 1.3
63-66 D 1.0
60-62 D- 0.7
59 and below F 0.0

Honors/AP Grade Scale

Students enrolled a course with an honors or A.P. designation earn a higher grade point average based on different point values assigned for grades.  This system mirrors the University of California admissions grade point system.  This does not apply to courses deemed "accelerated."

 Percentage  Letter Grade  Transcript Value
 93-100  A  5.0
 90-92  A-  4.7
 87-89  B+  4.3
 83-86  B  4.0
 80-82  B-  3.7
  77-79  C+  3.3
  73-76  C  3.0
  70-72  C-  2.7
  67-69  D+  1.3
  63-66  D  1.0
  60-62  D-  1.0
  59 and below  F  0.0

Grade Point Average

Each student earns a grade-point-average in relation to the letter grades given on the student’s report card. A student’s report card indicates a student’s Total-Grade-Point-Average.  This average is calculated by summing all the points a student earned in a grading period and dividing that total by the total number of classes in which the student was enrolled.  This average has only one use. It is used in calculating a student’s eligibility for athletic participation.

In addition, each student earns an Academic-Grade-Point-Average that is calculated on the student’s transcript in the Registrar’s Office.  This Academic-Grade-Point-Average is an academic average that excludes physical development, student government, newspaper, Music Performance, Speech and Debate, Introduction to Robotics and yearbook grades. This average is calculated by summing all the points from individual courses a student earned in a grading period, excluding non-academic course points, and dividing that total by the total number of classes, excluding non-academic courses, in which the student was enrolled.

Progress Reports and OnCampus

AMHS uses two methods of reporting grades for students.

Teachers provide grade information on a semi-monthly basis through an online grade reporting system located in the parent portal.  To access the system, parents should login to the parent portal, click on their student’s name and then on the grade for each course to see specific assignments. This information includes specifics on student grades such as homework assignments, quizzes, class participation, projects, and exams. Parents and students may review a student’s progress by consulting the portal gradebook. Teachers upload grades regularly during the school year (at least twice a month on the 1st and 15th). 

Student progress should be checked regularly by parents (we recommend twice a month) and questions or concerns about student progress should be directed to the students' teachers.

Progress reports are posted at the conclusion of the first and third quarter (Oct. & Mar.) and transcripts are posted at the end of each semester (Jan. & May). The first and third quarter reports are considered student progress reports. Only semester grades appear on the transcripts. 

Quarter Reports and transcripts may be printed from the school's Parent Portal. Posting dates for the 2021-2022 school year are: 

Quarter One: October 27, 2023 (progress report only); Semester One: January 10, 2024 (unofficial transcript); Quarter Three: March 17, 2024 (progress report only); Semester Two: June 3, 2024 (unofficial transcript)