Fayette Academy’s Upper School curriculum not only prepares students for success in their post-secondary education but provides students with essential skills to become successful, productive members of society. The Upper School curriculum offers regular, honors, dual enrollment, and Advanced Placement courses. All courses, despite course level, demand consistent work ethic and study habits to be successful. Honors and Advanced Placement classes require a higher order of thinking and analyzing skills and move at a more rapid pace than non-honors classes.
Evaluation of Upper student academic performance is expressed by means of letter and number grades. Quarterly, semester and yearly honors rolls for Middle School are Upper School are posted.
Honors courses are given an additional weight of five percent (5%), Dual Enrollment courses are given an additional weight of seven and a half percent (7.5%), and Advanced Placement courses are given an additional weight of ten percent (10%) onto the numerical grade at the conclusion of each semester.
GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)
A student’s GPA is determined by translating the numerical grades that are assigned at the end of each semester to grade points according to the grade point equivalency chart and then computing the average of those grade points. Fayette Academy calculates both an unweighted and weighted grade point average for each student.