Grading Breakdown

Amerikanische Schule - Moosstraße  Foto: Kolarik Andreas, 09.10.14

All final grades for high school (grades 9-12) full-credit academic courses at AIS-Salzburg are the average of four equal elements distributed as follows: Fall Trimester grade average (25%); Winter Trimester grade average (25%); Spring Trimester grade average (25%); and final exam score (25%). Students who are scheduled in seventh and eighth grade academic courses receive a final grade based upon the three trimester grade averages distributed as follows: Fall Trimester (33%), Winter Trimester (33%), and Spring Trimester (33%). There are no final examinations for seventh and eighth grade students.





AIS-Salzburg uses the following assessment scale for all graded academic courses:

Earned Percentage
Letter Grade
Grade Point
Descriptor
97 – 100
93 – 96.9
90 – 92.9
A+
A
A-
4.3
4.0
3.7
Excellent
87 – 89.9
83 – 86.9
80 – 82.9
B+
B
B-
3.3
3.0
2.7
Above Average
77 – 79.9
73 – 76.9
70 – 72.9
C+
C
C-
2.3
2.0
1.7
Average
67 – 69.9
63 – 66.9
60 – 62.9
D+
D
D-
1.3
1.0
0.7
Below Average
0 – 59
F
0.0
Fail

Reporting at AIS-Salzburg

At AIS-Salzburg reporting is done twice per trimester throughout the school year. Each trimester there are report cards sent home to parents to inform parents of the progress of students as they progress through the year. The availability of student progress data through the PowerSchool®, the online student information program, parents can remain fully informed of their child’s progress throughout the school year. Consultations and conferences with members of the teaching faculty can be arranged at any time during the school year if previous notice is given. The AIS-Salzburg office staff will help arrange such conferencing.

More information on grading and reporting can be found in the Parent and Student Handbook here.
More information about PowerSchool® can be found here.