In the fall of 2020, Trinity will move a 10-point grading scale. Having a more standardized and common understanding of what each letter grade represents will facilitate clearer communication among students, parents and teachers.
The result of many months of research, deliberation and preparation by our entire faculty, this change will allow parents and students to better focus on the most important task at hand, which is to guide students toward appropriately challenging academic choices.
In making this adjustment, students will be advised to seek first to demonstrate skills instead of chasing a numerical value. As Trinity prepares students for lives of meaning and purpose, our mission extends beyond simply preparing for college. An effective grading scale should reflect this in its measure of excellent, good or average work. Each student will be able better understand their own growth and the development of skills represented in each grade.
On this page is a chart comparing the current scale with the one that teachers will use beginning in the 2020-21 school year to grade student work.
Also below is an FAQ section which addresses common questions relating to the logistics and philosophy behind this change. This FAQ will be enhanced as we receive questions from the community.