Salisbury’s diploma requirements illustrate the faculty’s long-standing commitment to a curriculum reflecting balance and depth. Salisbury graduates have an excellent foundation for college work. They have carried a full academic schedule with a variety of course work throughout their Salisbury years.
- English - 4 years
- History - 3 years (1 year U.S. History)
- Mathematics - 3 years
- World Language - 3 years of one or 2 years of two languages
- Science - 2 years (laboratory)
- Art - 3 trimesters
- Philosophy & Religion - 3 trimesters
Grade Point Average Calcluations
Positioning our students for optimal success in the college selection process is a key focus for each boy, his parents, and the School. In this spirit, we are pleased to implement the calculation of an overall grade point average (GPA). A cumulative GPA will also be listed on the student’s official transcript in addition to our standard practice of letter grades from each instructor. This is a common practice amongst many of our peer schools across New England, as well as in most public schools.
|A+||100-97 (4.3)||C+||79-77 (2.3)|
|A||96-93 (4.0)||C||76-73 (2.0)|
|A-||92-90 (3.7)||C-||72-70 (1.7)|
|B+||89-87 (3.3)||D+||69-67 (1.3)|
|B||86-83 (3.0)||D||66-63 (1.0)|
|B-||82-80 (2.7)||D-||62-60 (0.7)|
For honors and AP classes, grades are weighted. The purpose of this is to recognize and reward students for taking a more rigorous program of study and to give them a numerical advantage when determining relative academic performance and related honors..Advanced Placement courses will be weighted with an additional .66 of a point, and courses with an Honors designation will be weighted with an additional .33 of a point.
The benefits to adding a GPA to the transcript and to weighting grades are:
- It gives Salisbury and colleges a more accurate academic profile of each student.
- It positions the student for optimal success in the college process.
- It recognizes and rewards those who succeed in our most rigorous academic courses.