Academic Requirements

ASD’s Pathways to Success

The Pathways to Success – Allentown School District’s Framework- affords all students the opportunity to select a variety of pathways based on their successful completion and proficiency on each of the District Assessments. Students will be able to select one or more of the following pathways:
  • The Collegiate High School experience
  • Career/Trade School Options (LCTI)
  • Apprenticeships & Career Options
  • Independent Study
  • ASD Virtual Academy
For more information, please consult the ASD Program of Studies- 2016-2017.
Graduation Requirements (click for requirement information)
Students who do not have the required credits at graduation will not be included in the graduation ceremony.
The grade point equivalent will be as follows:
3.50+ A
2.50 to 3.49 B
1.50 to 2.49 C
0.75 to 1.49 D
0.00 to 0.74 F
Grade Point Equivalents
  • Grades are given a number value according to these scales for averaging and rank:
    • A = 4 B = 3 C = 2 D = 1 F = 0
  • Physical education:
    • O = 2 P = 1 F = 0
  • Advanced Placement (AP)courses receive 0.3 weighting for course completion with a grade of “B” or higher. 
  • Dual Enrollment classes receive a 0.2 weighting for completion with a grade of “C” or higher.
Reports of Student Progress
A report of student progress shall be issued to every student in the middle of each rating period but no later than the seventh week of the rating period. This report will indicate the student’s current grade at this point in the rating period and will indicate attitude/behavior comments if deemed appropriate by a teacher (see above). 
Report Cards
Report cards are issued four times a year. Parents who wish to meet with a teacher or counselor should call the guidance office at 484-765-5503 to make arrangements. Students who owe money (for library fines, lost books, fundraising money, etc.) will not have their report cards issued until all debts are paid. Students receive both letter grades and attitude/behavior comments from each of their teachers. Scholarship marks represent achievement in the various subjects. Attitude marks indicate the manner in which the student applies himself/herself. 
Attitude/Behavior Comments 
Attitude/behavior comments appear on both progress reports and on report cards to indicate students’ areas of strength as well as areas of concern. 
Honor Roll
Our honor roll is published for excellence in classroom work. Students will be nominated for the honor roll according to the following guidelines:
  • Students earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and no grade lower than a C, will be nominated for the Honor Roll at the end of each rating period.
  • Grade values will be used in computing Honor Roll. A subject meeting 10 or 15 periods will be counted two or three times in determining Honor Roll.
  • The grade point average is the grade total divided by the sum of the number of subjects.
  • A grade of F, I, E, W, or U in any subject will disqualify a person from the Honor Roll.
  • Grades earned at LCTI will be used to determine Honor Roll.
  • Weighted grades will be used in determining Honor Roll
Final Exams
Students will be provided a final exam schedule in a timely fashion. Vacations and family trips are not valid excuses for missing final examinations.
Illegal and Unexcused Absences
In cases of illegal or unexcused absence, students won’t earn credit for missed assignments. 
Incomplete Work
All incomplete work, or make-up tests, due in any rating period must be completed by the end of the fourth week of the next rating period. However, every effort should be made to make up all missed work as soon as possible after returning from the absence. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the teacher concerning missed work. An incomplete grade will not be issued for the fourth rating period.
For the transfer of students within the Allentown School District, during the school year, students may remain in their present school to finish the year, with the understanding that the person(s) who has (have) legal custody will furnish transportation. At the conclusion of the school year, students must transfer to the school in their new attendance area, unless the coming year is the final one in their current school.