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Academics

Challenging students to meet their changing needs for success in life, in living, and in making a difference.

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Class Status & Privileges

All students will earn the privileges as a member of a class based upon the number of units of credit they have accumulated. The following is a list of credits required for a student to be considered a member of each class:

Sophomore7 credits
Junior14 credits
Senior21 credits


The privileges earned with class status may be granted through the successful completion of credits. Privileges may include but are not limited to the following:

Junior
  • Open Lunch
At least 14 credits and
in 3rd year of high school
Senior
  • Open Lunch
  • Open Block (if eligible)
  • Prom
At least 21 credits and
in 4th year of high school

Credits will be added to the student's record at the end of each grading period. A student may request to move to another class status level through an application process in the Main Office.


Grade Point Average (GPA)

All Bettendorf High School courses use the A,B,C,D,F system. To compute your grade point average, use the following point values: A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, F=0. Add the numerical equivalent for every course and divide by the number of courses taken to find your GPA.


Graduation Requirements

To graduate from Bettendorf High School a student is required to have earned twenty-six credits. Certain core courses are required from the academic disciplines listed below.

A student must earn 26 credits to participate in graduation exercises.

Electives10.5 credits
English4 credits
Health.5 credit
Math3 credits
Physical Education2 credits
Science3 credits
Social Studies3 credits

Homework

Teachers assign homework, extra class activities or assignments as necessary. Homework is an opportunity for students to practice skills, share and discuss ideas, review materials, organize thoughts and process information. Students are expected to complete homework on time. Teachers may require a student to remain after school to complete an assignment the same day an assignment is due but not submitted by the student.


Honor Roll

The honor roll is designed to recognize outstanding effort in academics. The Honor Roll will be determined on a semester basis. Honor roll requirements are as follows:

  1. A student must be enrolled as a full time student at Bettendorf High School. (minimum 3.5 credits for G.P.A. per semester for grades 9, 10, and 11; minimum 3 credits for G.P.A. per semester for grade 12).
  2. All classes taken at B.H.S. for G.P.A. will be used when computing the student's grade point average. Academic requirements for honor roll status are:
    • Highest Honor Roll - 4.0
    • High Honor Roll - 3.50
    • Honor Roll - 3.25