9th - 12th Grade

High School Academic

EXPLANATION OF TRANSCRIPT

 Grade Point Average (GPA) is determined by assigning a numerical equivalent to each yearly grade.  The equivalents are: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, and F=0.  The average of these equivalents is the GPA.  Rank in class is determined by comparison of GPA for each graduating senior beginning with his/her freshman year.

 

GRADE SCALE

             A – 93-100                  B – 85-92

            C – 76-84                    D - 70-75

            * DENOTES HONOR CLASSES

            A-5.0   B – 4.0   C – 3.0   D – 2.0

** Any class with failing grade will not receive any credit and must be taken again to receive credit **

 

COURSE CHARACTERISTICS

 Classes meet for 35 weeks per year.  Each class that is assigned a yearly credit of 1 unit meets 50 minutes, 5 days per week.  Half units are granted for successful semester classes. 

   

LEVELS OF PREPARATION

General Diploma – 23 units of credit with at least 1.00 cumulative GPA

College Preparatory Diploma – 25 units of credit with at least 2.00 cumulative GPA.

 Honors Diploma – 25 units with at least 2.50 cumulative GPA and no yearly grades below a C.

 

 

TESTING PROGRAM

 Freshman and Sophomore – Stanford Achievement Test and PLAN

 Junior – Stanford Achievement Test, PSAT, and American College Test (ACT)

 Senior – ACT

VCA is an authorized testing site for our students. The ACT is administered once in the Fall and once in the Spring. Our ACT testing code is 250-675.

 Graduation Requirements