Description of GPA


GPA includes all numeric graded courses and is weighted.

Advanced Mathematics, Advanced Physics, Chemistry, Calculus and Honors Courses are weighted to determine rank, Valedictorian and Salutatorian status.

Weighted courses are calculated on a 5.0 scale (add 1.0 to the grade point value for the grade received). For instance, a student who receives a 99 or 100 in a weighted class would receive a grade point value of 5.0 (4.0 + 1.0). A student who receives an 88 in a weighted class would receive a grade point value of 4.2 (3.2 + 1.0).

Grade Grade Point Value
99-100 (A+; Superior) 4
96-98 (A; Excellent) 3.8
94-95 (A-; Well Done) 3.6
91-93 (B+; Above Average) 3.4
88-90 (B; Above Average) 3.2
85-87 (B-; Above Average) 2.9
81-84 (C+; Average) 2.5
78-80 (C; Average) 2.1
75-77 (C-; Average) 1.8
71-74 (D+; Below Average) 1.5
68-70 (D; Below Average) 1.25
65-67 (D-; Below Average) 1
Below 65 (F; Failed) 0

To determine GPA:

  • Multiply the Grade Point Value for each course by the number of credits for the course. For instance, a grade of 98 in a one-credit course would have a value of 3.8, and a grade of 98 in a course that is worth .2 credits would have a value of 0.76.
  • Add the credit values together.
  • Divide the total credit value by the total number of credits earned.

Example: A student has grades of 99, 98, 95, 94, 88, 80, and 85 in full-credit subjects and 100 and 96 in partial-credit (.2 credits each) subjects. The point values for the one-credit courses would be 4.0, 3.8, 3.6, 3.6, 3.2, 2.1 and 2.9. The point values for the .2-credit courses would be 0.8 and 0.76. Add the grade point values to get 24.76. Divide 24.76 by the 7.4 credits earned to get a GPA of 3.35.