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    Lincoln High School students register for the following year’s classes in the spring. Both semesters’ courses are selected at this time. Students should choose courses carefully to meet graduation requirements and their High School and Beyond Plan. Schedule changes are limited and withdrawing from a course can result in a W or an E on the transcript.

    Grading System:

    Grading policy will be determined by Seattle Public Schools and is currently being discussed. This is the current district information:
    Grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+ and D indicate credit earned in a class. An E grade indicates course failure and results in no credit earned. If a student wishes to take a class for a Pass/No Pass grade, this must be requested by the fifth week of the semester and may be chosen for only one course per semester. Students who are withdrawn from a class after the fifth week of the semester will earn an “E” on their transcript for that course unless the withdrawal is due to a move to another school. Classes dropped after the 10th day of the semester but before the 5th week of the semester will result in a “W” on the student’s transcript. Incompletes are rarely given and must be completed within six school weeks of the end of the grading period or the Incomplete will become an E grade. All classes earn .50 semester credit per semester, with the exception of TA (teacher assistant) positions which earn .25 semester credit.

    Report Cards and Progress Reports:

    Semester report cards are issued twice a year and distributed to students and families. Semester grades are posted to the official transcript. Student progress can be viewed in The Source throughout the semester.

    Weighted Class Rank:

    Class rank is an indicator requested by some colleges and universities, scholarship programs, and some employers. A weighted class rank system is intended to recognize students who take more rigorous academic courses. These include courses designated as Honors (H), Advanced Placement (AP), College in the High School (CIHS) and Running Start (HRS). Honors courses earn a half weighting point; AP, CIHS, and HRS courses earn a full weighting point. The weighted ranking process does not affect the GPA. The highest attainable GPA is 4.0 (WAC 180-57-050).

    Lincoln High School Valedictorian/Salutatorian Policy

    Lincoln’s Valedictorian and Salutatorian Policy under development:  These policies will include, but will not be limited to: GPA, Rigor of Courses, Citizenship and a minimum percentage of courses being taken on campus. 

    High School Credit for Middle School Courses:

    These policies will include, but will not be limited to GPA, rigor of courses, citizenship and a minimum percentage of courses being taken on campus.

    Making Up a Required Course:

    If a student fails a required course, s/he generally must expect to take that course through an after school or summer school credit retrieval program if available, or through an accredited program outside of Lincoln High School. Please consult with your Counselor prior to enrolling in outside courses.

    Course Fees:

    Some of our courses have suggested fees. Please see your Counselor if you have a financial hardship.

    NCAA Athletic Eligibility:

    Students interested in participating in college athletics after high school need to be aware that additional academic courses are required for eligibility and not all courses are approved for NCAA eligibility. Student athletes must also register with the NCAA Eligibility Center, preferably during the junior year. Visit the NCAA website and see the Athletic Director or your Counselor for more information.