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Hello EC Students and Families, 

I know that the whole world seems in flux these days, but I want to tell you about a non-Covid-related change that will be taking effect this year at EC. Hopefully this will be some welcome news in these turbulent times. 

Starting in the 2020-2021 school year, EC will have a new grading scale! 

Our new scale will align with the College Board recommended grading scale (the standard “ten-point scale”):

Numeric Grade Standard Grade GPA
97-100 A+ 4.0
93-96 A 4.0
90-92 A- 3.7
87-89 B+ 3.3
83-86 B 3.0
80-82 B- 2.7
77-79 C+ 2.3
73-76 C 2.0
70-72 C- 1.7
67-69 D+ 1.3
65-66 D 1.0
Below 65 F 0.0


Over the past year and a half, a grade scale team composed of faculty, counselors, and administrators has been consulting with colleges, students, alumni, parents, and teachers. The team also researched other grade scale options, best practices, and literature on the topic. The goal was to determine whether the EC grading scale should be changed to a more traditional scale. The answer was clear: yes! The team presented its proposal and rationale to the Education Council and the Board, and final approval was granted this spring. 

We believe this change will make our grading scale easier to understand for college admissions officers, parents, and students. The new grading scale aligns with Seton Hall University (through which we offer our Project Acceleration dual-enrollment classes) and other colleges, universities, and high schools in the area. Although the EC grading scale has served us well in its current form for many decades, as education has become more collaborative and global in nature, having a standardized grading scale has become more important than ever.

You may have questions, so we made this FAQ page to help. If you have additional questions, please contact High School Principal David Intlekofer ( or College and Career Counselor Ben Fuller ( 

God bless, 

David Intlekofer
High School Principal

David Intlekofer

By: David Intlekofer

David Intlekofer is the principal of Eastern Christian High School.

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