CUSD High School Grade Framework
Students will earn a letter grade for the second semester, which will be a combination of their 3rd quarter grades and work completed during 4th quarter. The instructional focus of the assignments is to provide preparation for the next grade level, and will be delivered virtually or through hard copy resources. The following guidelines will be utilized for high school grading:
Students will need to keep up with the online work provided by their Dual Enrollment teacher(s). Students must demonstrate minimum competencies/skills, as determined by the community college, to finish the semester and earn credit. Although a student's grade can not drop for CUSD, the grade can drop for Chandler Gilbert Community College if a student does not complete assignments. With this in mind, it is important for dual enrollment students to complete the required assignments to maintain or improve their grade for CGCC. Chandler Gilbert Community College will work with CUSD teachers to ensure that students who successfully complete the dual enrollment coursework will earn their college credit.
2020 Summer School Options
Currently, we are only offering Chandler On-Line Academy for summer school. They have 2 sessions to choose from. You may take up to 2 courses per semester with the exception of a math class, ex. a full year of Algebra would be split up into 2 sessions; sem 1 during session 1 and sem 2 during session 2. Each course is $181. If you wish to take a class via Chandler On-Line Academy, please email your student’s counselor to start the registration process.
Session #1 – June 1 - 19 (take final June 18 or 19)
Session # 2 – June 22 - July 10 (take final July 9 or 10)
Cum Laude Recognition Program 2020
Dear Puma Families:
Effective with the Class of 2020, all CUSD high schools will be using the Cum Laude recognition program. This will replace the concept of designating a valedictorian and salutatorian at graduation. This recognition program will be used to acknowledge the most academic successful students at graduation. More of our outstanding seniors will be recognized than the valedictorian/salutatorian concept allowed. The GPA is weighted. The designation and GPA will be calculated at the end of the 7th semester.
The categories for distinction under the Cum Laude recognition program are as follows:
Summa Cum Laude — meaning "with the highest praise". To qualify a student must achieve a
4.5 — 5.0 grade point average.
Magna Cum Laude — meaning "with great praise". To qualify a student must achieve a
4.25 — 4.49 grade point average.
Cum Laude — meaning "with praise". To qualify a student must achieve a 3.75 — 4.24 grade point average.
Perry High School