Discussion of Weighted Grades Continues
The discussion of establishing a weighted grades system at WHS has deepened as the Building Leadership Team and WHS administration have recently decided to recommend implementation of weighted grades in the 2017-2018 school year.
According to principal Tyler Keener, a survey was distributed to all high school teachers determining that weighted grades were favored for AP, IB and CCP courses.
Dublin High School, which Keener said is the primary model for the new weighted grades system, weighs an A in an AP or Honors course to a 5, according to the Dublin High School handbook at dublin.k12.ca.us.
This plan must first be introduced to, and passed by, the Board of Education before it can be implemented into the high school curriculum.
Building Leadership Team and History Dept. member, Phil Klein, teaches both AP and IB students at WHS.
According to Klein, the inclusion of weighted grades at WHS will benefit students when applying for scholarships and will increase the incentive to take harder courses without fear of getting a low GPA.