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Springfield High School

101 South Lewis Street
Springfield, IL 62704
Clubs and Activities at SHS

More than 50 clubs and sports teams are available to students at SHS. We encourage all students to be active and involved. Please check the clubs/organizations tab on the left side of the SHS main page for information.

Advanced Placement Courses

Calculus AB

Calculus BC (College Credit Only)



Music Theory

Art History

Studio Art: 2-D Design Studio Art: 3-D Design Studio Art: Drawing




Human Geography

United States History

U.S. Government and Politics

English Literature and Composition

Credit System

The school year is divided into two 18-week semesters. Unless otherwise indicated, each semester course receives .50 Carnegie Units. Twenty-six Carnegie Units are required for graduation.
One Carnegie Unit equals 36 weeks per year, 5 periods per week, and 51 minutes per day. The District 186 policy is a 10 point grading
scale used in all classes. For example,
90 - 100 is an A.

Grade Weighting and Class Rank

At Springfield High School all courses are weighted to reflect course difficulty for the purpose of establishing an equitable and fair class rank. A course weight of 2,3,4,5,6, or 7 is assigned to each course. For example, a weight of "2" is applied to special education classes, "4" represents courses of average difficulty, and "7" indicates college-level/Advanced Placement Classes. Assignment of a weight (W) to a course, the first factor in the class rank is determined by the school administration
and the district curriculum council. The second factor in the class rank formula is the letter grade (G) which carries a numerical value: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, F=0. The third factor in the class rank formula is the number of (A) attempted weighted classes.
Class rank, computed at the end of each semester for each student, is based on the individual's cumulative grade point average (GPA). The formula for this average is the sum of the courses' Weight times Grade divided by Attempts: W X G รท Α . Τhe student with the highest GPA ranks number one in the class.