No D Grades at Timpview High

No D Grades at Timpview High

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(Provo-AP) -- For Timpview High School students, it's A, B, C, or F, but no more D grades.

School officials discontinued the "D" at the beginning of this school year. Teachers say the idea to get rid of the D's came from a group of faculty members called Teacher Leaders who meet weekly to discuss student problems and issues.

The lowest average students can get to earn a C-minus is a 70 percent. A 69 percent and below is and F.

The school's principal says so far, there's been an increase in C-minus and F grades, but there's also been an increase in higher grades. But he says the real success will be measured at the end of the school year. Provo High School eliminated D's about eight years ago. The school principal says they believe D's are just glorified F's.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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