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The Lakeside School is a coeducational independent, college preparatory school for preschool through 12th grade and was founded in 1968.  Current enrollment is 315.   

Graduation Diplomas
The Lakeside School offers three diplomas: Advanced with Honors, Advanced, and Standard.

Advanced with Honors - For a student to be eligible he or she must pass the graduation required courses including two years of foreign language, advanced science and advanced math while maintaining an overall numeric average of 85.  This diploma also requires 80 hours of community service.

Advanced - For a student to be eligible he or she must pass the graduation required courses including two years of foreign language, advanced science and advanced math while maintaining an overall numeric average of 70.  This diploma also requires 80 hours of community service.

Standard - For a student to be eligible for this diploma, he or she must pass all graduation required courses.

Minimum Graduation Courses

SUBJECT:                             UNITS REQUIRED:
English                                       4.0 Units
Social Studies                            4.0 Units
Mathematics                             4.0 Units
Science                                      4.0 Units
Physical Education                   1.0 Unit
Foreign Language                     2.0 Units
Health                                        0.5 Units
Fine Arts                                    0.5 Units
Computer                                  0.5 Units
Electives                                     3.5 Units
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED        24.0 Units
 

Grading System

In grades 1st-12th, the following letter grades are indicated:
A         Excellent         100-90
B         Good               89-80
C         Average           79-70
D         Poor                 69-60
F          Failure             Below 60

Calculation of 9 Week Grades and Semester Averages
Grades 1st-5th will calculate 9 weeks averages by taking total points earned divided by total points possible, and grades 6th-12th will calculate 9 weeks averages using the following formula:

            • Tests/major projects – 60%
            • Classwork/quizzes/homework – 40%
            **Nine week tests will be included in the 60% but count as 2 tests.

Semester Averages will be calculated for grades 9th-12th as follows:
•           First 9 Weeks=40%
•           Second 9 Weeks=40%
•           Semester Exam=20%

Calculation of Grade Point Averages

A student’s grade point average will be calculated using the point system described below.  Points will be assigned for each class the student has successfully completed.  Points will be assigned by semesters as the credits are earned.  Therefore, a GPA will be calculated twice a year – at the end of the first semester and the end of the school year.  Grade point averages are calculated to the fourth decimal place.

GPA Point Systems

Regular classes (English I, II, III and IV, Physical Science, Biology, Environmental Science, World History, US History I, and II, Government, Economics, Algebra I, Geometry, and Electives) will follow a 4.0 point scale as follows:

A         4 points
B         3 points
C         2 points
D         1 point
F          no credit/no points awarded

Advanced classes (Physics, Chemistry, Algebra II w/Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Dual Enrollment or AP classes) will follow a 5.0 point scale as follows:
A         5 points
B         4 points
C         3 points
D         1 point
F          no credit/no points awarded

A student’s grade point average will include all subjects taken beginning with the first semester of the 9th grade, except for students who are taking Algebra I in the 8th grade.  As points are earned, they will carry forward from one year to the next through the second semester of the twelfth grade.