Cardinal Gibbons uses letter grades in evaluating scholastic achievement. Letter grades and numeric points are awarded as follows:
A grade of an INC (Incomplete) indicates that requirements have not been met because of extended absence. An incomplete grade must be made up within two weeks of the date the grade was issued.
Students who receive a grade of an F in a required course must make up the course in order to be promoted to the next grade. Students will have access either to a summer school option or an online option. Students must complete any coursework prior to July 31st of the academic year. Students with multiple failures will be placed on academic probation. Students on probation who do not improve may be asked to withdraw from Cardinal Gibbons.
Students must take a minimum of five courses to be eligible for the Honor Roll. The following honors are recognized:
- A Honor Roll: All A's for the semester. (A+, A and A-)
- A-B Honor Roll: No grade below B- for the semester. (A+, A, A-, B+, B and B-)
Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Determination of the Valedictorian and Salutatorian is based upon grades for seven semesters. Students must have attended Cardinal Gibbons for at least three years to be considered for Valedictorian or Salutatorian. The Valedictorian and Salutatorian must be students in good standing as determined by the administration. Only high school courses are included in the GPA and determination of Valedictorian and Salutatorian. High school credit is not given for courses taken at a college or university.
Transcripts are an official record of a student’s semester grades and GPA. The registrar is responsible for these records. Transfer student grades will not be a part of the Cardinal Gibbons HS transcript. Official grades and credits earned at other schools will be attached to the Cardinal Gibbons transcript when an official transcript is requested. Only high school courses taken at CGHS are included in the GPA and determination of awards. High school credit is not given for college courses.
Determination of Valedictorian and Salutatorian is based upon the Cumulative GPA after 7 semesters. No student will be considered for Valedictorian or Salutatorian unless they have been a student at Cardinal Gibbons for at least 3 years. The Valedictorian and Salutatorian must be a student in good standing as determined by the administration. Seniors are recognized at graduation who are in the top 10% of their class after 7 semesters. Junior Marshals are the top 15 students in class ranking after 5 semesters. Students will not be considered who have not been enrolled at Cardinal Gibbons for at least 3 semesters.
"Make your expectation of success the responsibility of helping others. Whether it’s tutoring, mentoring, leading retreats, coaching -- find someone, younger, older, peer, find anyone -- and have their back because of who they are not what they can achieve. Have their back and believe in them just as our teachers, coaches, and mentors did for us here at Gibbons."
Erica Schumman '16 Valedictorian (right)