KML's Grading System
Report cards are sent to
parents after each quarter (nine weeks). First and third quarter report
cards are essentially progress reports. As such, they are not a part
of the student's permanent record. Semester final grades are recorded
on the permanent record, and these become a part of the student's
Semester grades (report cards) will not be sent to parents unless
their financial account with the school is current. Exceptions are
subject to approval by the Administration and the Finance Committee.
Grades are given in all subjects according to the following schedule.
|Quality of Work
||Better than average
||Slightly above average
||Slightly below average
||Need much improvement
These additional grades may be used, if circumstances warrant.
||Conditional passing grade
||Student withdrew from course with a failing grade
||Student withdrew from course with a passing grade
The KML Student Services Department
prepares the honor roll at the end of each quarterly marking period.
Students who earn honor roll standing are recognized with a certificate.
Honor rolls are determined by the student's grade point average. The
GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of grade points by the
total credits taken in the grading period.
High Honors: 3.60 - 4.00 GPA
Honors: 3.30 - 3.59 GPA
In order to be academically eligible
to participate in co-curricular activities, a student must maintain a
grade point average of at least 1.6 for each quarter. Additionally, if a
student has earned more than one grade of F during a quarter, he is
academically ineligible. Students may appeal to regain their
eligibility at the midway point of each quarter. Students may
successfully appeal to regain their eligibility only once during the
course of a school year.
National Honor Society
Juniors and Seniors who
have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30 through a
minimum of 4 semesters are automatically considered for membership in
the KML chapter of the National Honor Society. Besides meeting the
academic standards, the candidates must also have demonstrated
contributions in the areas of service, leadership, and character. A
Faculty Council composed of 5 faculty members selects the new NHS
members. The selections are based on a 100-point scale; to be selected,
a student must average at least 85 points. The induction ceremony is
held in the fall of the year.
The transcript is the official
academic record for the student's high school career. Credits earned at
KML are transferable to other secondary schools-public, private, or
parochial-and to institutions of higher learning across the country.
Students who need a transcript should contact the Student Services
Office. There is no fee charged for transcripts, but no transcript will
be sent unless the student's financial obligations to KML have been