Student & Parent Handbook

Academic Procedures

Grading and Honor Roll


Student course work is graded numerically. Grades of incomplete (I) must be resolved within 10 school days of the end of the marking period in which they occur. Unresolved incomplete grades become a “45.” The exception to this rule is the fourth quarter where all work must be completed and turned in before the last day of school prior to final exams.

Final Grades

A final grade in a full year course is the average of the four quarter grades and the final examination grade. Each grade represents 20% of the final grade.

In half-year courses, each quarter grade represents 40% of the final grade and the final examination represents 20% of the final grade.

Midterm and Final Examinations

Students and parents will be advised concerning the special schedules for mid-year, final and Regents exams in January and June.

Progress Reports and Report Cards

Interim progress reports (IPR) will be accessible to all parents on Home Access Center at mid-quarter. Report cards are issued at the end of each 10-week quarter and will also be accessible to all parents on Home Access Center approximately one week after the quarter ends. For concerns about your academic success or attendance please call the teacher or counselor.

Marking Period 1: October 6, 2017 (IPR) and November 9, 2017 (report card)

Marking Period 2: December 15, 2017 (IPR) and January 26, 2018 (report card)

Marking Period 3: March 2, 2018 (IPR) and April 13, 2018 (report card)

Marking Period 4: May 11, 2018 (IPR) and June 22, 2018 (report card)

Honor Roll

Eastchester High School recognizes two levels of academic honor.

Students who meet the criteria below, carry a minimum of 5 credits, and have no incompletes and no failures, earn placement on one of two Honor Rolls at the end of each quarter.

  • Honors with Distinction: Students with a weighted GPA of 95 or higher
  • Honor Roll: Students with a weighted GPA between 92 and 95

Class Rank/Grade Point Average (GPA)

Eastchester High School does not rank its students. A cumulative, weighted GPA is computed at the end of 11th grade and includes all Eastchester High School credit-bearing courses with numerical averages as well as EHS courses taken at Eastchester Middle School.

Advanced Placement (AP) and college level courses are weighted at 1.10 while Honors courses are weighted at 1.05. No other courses are weighted.

The Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the graduating class are determined after the third quarter report cards are distributed in the spring of senior year. All high school credit-bearing courses with numerical averages are included in the computation. The student with the highest average earns the distinction of Valedictorian while the student with the second highest average becomes the class Salutatorian. Should a tie occur (the average carried to 4 decimal places), there would be co-Valedictorians for the graduating class and no salutatorian.

Only grades earned in courses taken at Eastchester will be calculated in the GPA. Candidates for the two highest awards must have attended Eastchester High School for the entirety of their sophomore, junior, and senior years.