Semester Grade Calculator

Use this page to calculate your semester average for a single class using the new FWISD formula.

There are also two visual semester grade calculators, made by Mr. Smith's computer science students at Arlington Heights HS: Student Calculator 1 | Student Calculator 2

Step 1: Choose a Semester

I want to calculate the average for...

Step 2: Enter Six Weeks Grades

Enter as much info as you have so far about report card grades for each six weeks. If you don't know, leave it blank and we'll calculate using what you enter. You can also experiment with grades you think you will make, even if they haven't happened yet.

Step 3: Final Exam and Semester Grades

1st Six Weeks: 0
2nd Six Weeks: 0
3rd Six Weeks: 0

Based on this information, going into the final exam your average is a(n) 0. (Found by averaging however many grades you entered in Step 2)

To earn a C (70) this semester, you need to make a(n) 0 on the final exam.

To earn a B (81) this semester, you need to make a(n) 0 on the final exam.

To earn an A (91) this semester, you need to make a(n) 0 on the final exam.

With an average from your six weeks grades of 0, a final exam grade of 0 will earn you a semester average of 0.

FWISD Policy starting 2017-2018

Semester Exams

All high school students are required to take a semester examination and/or complete a culminating activity in each course. The grade on the semester exam or culminating activity is worth 1/7 of the semester grade.

Middle school students enrolled in high school courses, except World Language courses, will be required to take a semester exam or complete a culminating activity. The semester exam or culminating activity will be worth 1/7 of the semester grade.

Determining Semester Grades

The grade the student receives on the semester examination or culminating activity will be used to determine the semester grade for the course. The semester grade for students with six reporting periods will be calculated as follows:

1st Six Weeks Grade 2/7 of Semester Grade (28.5%)
2nd Six Weeks Grade 2/7 of Semester Grade (28.5%)
3rd Six Weeks Grade 2/7 of Semester Grade (28.5%)
Semester Exam 1/7 of Semester Grade (14.5%)
 
4th Six Weeks Grade 2/7 of Semester Grade (28.5%)
5th Six Weeks Grade 2/7 of Semester Grade (28.5%)
6th Six Weeks Grade 2/7 of Semester Grade (28.5%)
Semester Exam 1/7 of Semester Grade (14.5%)

FOCUS will automatically calculate the semester grade based on the grades entered for each six-weeks and the semester exam or culminating activity grade.

Source: FWISD Guide to Grade Reporting 2017-2018, page 13