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Is it possible for a high school teacher to change a grade after graduation?

ThimbleeaterThimbleeater 1 replies3 threadsRegistered User New Member
Let's say a student were to get a D in a class their senior year, and then they wanted to improve this grade by doing extra work. Would it be possible for the teacher to change it from a D to a C after the student graduated?
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  • jpm50jpm50 1246 replies25 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Once the teacher submits the grades, the power to change any grade is out of his or her control.
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  • skieuropeskieurope 39278 replies7019 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    jpm50 wrote: »
    Once the teacher submits the grades, the power to change any grade is out of his or her control.

    Not necessarily. It depends upon school/district policy. A computational error would not usually be an issue. Whether a teacher would give extra credit to only one student would be unlikely (and unprofessional, IMO). It's so much simpler to simply not end with a D.
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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 22995 replies17 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Anything is Possible, but not likely.

    When I graduated a million years ago, I did so in Jan and started college. When I went to pick up my diploma in June, it was discovered my class rank was WAAAYYY off, so they fixed it and then I got yelled at for not bringing this to their attention earlier. Okay, but I didn't know earlier that THEY had made a mistake. They don't like to make any changes once one graduates. Something like 300 kids were ranked one spot higher than they should have been because I moved up.

    And it was all my fault.
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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 2255 replies40 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I think it can be done. Whether they will do it is another story. Teachers in DD's high school routinely encourage the students to check their online portal. A D-grade shouldn't come as a surprise. If it is the teacher's error and is brought to their attention quickly, they will make the correction. While some teachers occasionally offer extra credit opportunities, I haven't heard of any who offer it at either last minute or after-the-fact.
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 7287 replies56 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    It's one thing if it's an error but if it was D work all year, I don't know many teachers who would be willing to change the grade after graduation. And, IMO, it's not fair to the other students in the class.
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  • ThimbleeaterThimbleeater 1 replies3 threadsRegistered User New Member
    I'm not sure what makes it unfair to other students if you do extra work. After all, a C isn't a great grade.
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  • jpm50jpm50 1246 replies25 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited September 18
    jpm50 wrote: »
    Once the teacher submits the grades, the power to change any grade is out of his or her control.

    Thank you for all who corrected me, and I agee with the replies given.
    Perhaps I should have said that once the teacher submits the end of year grades, if he or she seeks to change a grade, others in the school administration will need to review the reason why and approve it.
    I'm not sure what makes it unfair to other students if you do extra work. After all, a C isn't a great grade.

    When you took your SATs, how would you feel if one of the students in the room was given extra time to complete the test. That's exactly what you're asking for.

    Did you get your D because of unforeseen circumstances that legitimately prevented you from achieving a higher grade? Or did you simply not do the work?

    If you want to prove to others you can do better, then enroll in a similar class at a local community college, and work your tail off to get an A. Many have had to do exactly that.
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 7287 replies56 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I'm not sure what makes it unfair to other students if you do extra work. After all, a C isn't a great grade.

    Because the other students didn't have the opportunity to improve their grades with extra credit work.
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  • skieuropeskieurope 39278 replies7019 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    I'm not sure what makes it unfair to other students if you do extra work. After all, a C isn't a great grade.

    I'm not a big fan of extra credit as it is, but if a teacher offers it. s/he needs to offer it to everyone. And such things should be offered before the marking period ends, not after.
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 931 replies12 threadsRegistered User Member
    There are very few things that simply can’t be done. Changing a grade isn’t one of them. It would involved school administrators, records keeping, maybe IT folks, etc.

    But it certainly is possible.
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