Course Levels

There are two levels of courses utilized for the purpose of calculating weighted grade point average.

Unweighted: Any course not designated as an advanced placement course, an accelerated course or a Princeton University course.

Weighted: Any course designated with an AP, ACC, ADV (World Language courses only) or PU label.

AP, ACC, ADV and all courses taken at Princeton University are weighted. Grade point equivalents increase for grades earned in weighted courses.  

For example:
Standard “B+” = 3.3
ACC “B+” = 4.3

Non-Traditional Course Opportunities

Please see your counselor or “Program of Studies” if interested in the following opportunities:

  • Advancement of a Course Level: (in mathematics, science, and world languages)
  • Independent Study
  • High School Program at Princeton University

Class/Course Transfer

  1. No student will be permitted to drop a full-year course after October 20, 2017 without the express written permission of the parent, teacher, departmental supervisor, director of guidance, and the principal. Remember: all students must maintain a minimum course load of 30 credits.
  2. A student who withdraws from a year course at any time up to October 20, 2017 will be removed from the class roster. No record of this withdrawal will appear on the student’s permanent record.
  3. No student will be permitted to drop a half year (semester course) after September 15, 2017 without the express written permission of the parent, teacher, department supervisor, director of guidance, and the principal.
  4. A student who withdraws from a semester course at any time up to September 15, 2017 will be removed from the class roster. No record of this withdrawal will appear in the student’s permanent record.
  5. A student who is allowed to withdraw from a year or semester course at any time after the deadline will be removed from the class roster. A record of Withdraw Pass (WP) or Withdraw Fail (WF) will be maintained throughout the remainder of the year and recorded on the student’s permanent transcript.
  6. Changing courses after the academic year has started can often be very disruptive to a student’s schedule. Thus, elective course changes will not be permitted if they interfere with academic courses already scheduled. Additionally, schedule changes will ONLY be permitted after the completion of the fifth full day of school. No new elective additions may be made after September 22, 2017 for both semester and full year courses. Second semester elective additions may be made no later than February 23, 2018. Additionally, the student is responsible for completing all missed work. 
  7. In all schedule changes, a drop/add form must be completed and signed by both the sending and receiving teacher. There must be an open seat in the requested course and the department supervisor must grant prior approval before a schedule change is initiated. 
  8. A student who has pursued an organized course of study outside the school day or school year for Advancement of a Course Level must meet all criteria and deadlines established on page 5 of the Program of Studies. Placement in an approved course is not guaranteed because priority is given to those students who have enrolled in the course through the regular scheduling process.
  9. If a placement change is made after the drop/add period, and with administrative acknowledgment, no record of this change will appear on the student's transcript. It may, however, appear on the student's report card depending on when the change occurs in the school year. A placement change is defined as a higher or lower level course within the same content.