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 Klein High School.  Grade Point Average (GPA) is a numerical summary of your grades from high school.  It is used to determine class rank.  Colleges.

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1  Klein High School

2  Grade Point Average (GPA) is a numerical summary of your grades from high school.  It is used to determine class rank.  Colleges use rank and GPA to compare you to other applicants and to make admissions decisions.

3  “ Points” are assigned to the grade you earn in a class.  You receive points for each semester average.  Use the Scale in the KISD GPA Scale in the Student Handbook or JR/SR Handbook.

4  KISD GPA Scale is on a 4.0+ weighted scale.  Regular classes use the “regular” scale.  More difficult classes use the “advanced” scale or the “honors/GT/Pre-AP/AP” scale.

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6 You need the following:  Your transcript (or all of your end-of- year report cards from high school)  KISD GPA Scale  Pencil  Calculator

7  Mark out classes from junior high  They don’t factor into your GPA (even if they counted as high school credit)  These classes are designated with a “J”  Common junior high classes: - comm apps, TADTP (desktop), keybdrg, health, foreign lang. 1-2, Algebra 1

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9  Note that the scale only goes down to 70.  You do not receive grade points for failing grades, so this lowers your GPA.  Write 0 pts. Beside each failing grade.

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11  Look at your grade for English I (ENG1) in the first grade column (S1).  Find your grade on the “Regular” Scale.  Ex: Grade of 81 = 3.1 on scale  Write 3.1 on your transcript beside the 81.  Repeat this process for your second semester grade (S2 column).  Repeat for all regular classes (see example next slide).

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13  Pre-AP classes are designated with “HQ” at the end (ENG1:HQ)  GT classes have “GQ” at the end (ALG2:GQ)  AP classes have “HP” at the end (APUSHIST:HP)  Using the “Honors/GT/Pre-AP/AP/DC” Scale, find your grade and record the appropriate points for all of these types of classes that you’ve taken. (Ex: WGEO:HQ grade of 80 = 4.0 points)

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15  Most advanced courses are designated with “Ad” at the end (CHEM:Ad)  All are listed in the handbook below the GPA Scale – be sure to check!  Common advanced classes: 3 rd year foreign language, 4 th year athletics, pre-cal  Using the “Advanced” scale, find your grade and record the points on your transcript for all advanced classes that you’ve taken (Ex: SPAN3:Ad grade of 92 = 4.5 points)

16  Add all of the points that you’ve written down.  Hint: Total up S1 column and write it down, then total up S2 column and write it down. Then add the two totals together. (see example next slide)

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18  Count your total number of grades, including those earning zero points (Ex: 22 grades).  You should have 7 grades per semester (unless you’re taking early release or late arrival).  By the end of 9 th grade, you should have 14 grades  End of 10 th – 28 grades  End of 11 th – 40 to 42 grades  You’ll have more grades if you took summer school

19  Divide your (total number of points) by your (total number of grades).  EX: (47.6 total points) divided by (22 semester grades) =  Your unofficial GPA is on a 4.0+ weighted scale.

20  You’ve just calculated your unofficial GPA. This can be used for your personal knowledge, when applying for summer leadership programs, etc.  Your official GPA is calculated by the school registrar and reported to you at the beginning of your senior year.

21  A = = 4.0  B = = 3.0  C = = 2.0  D = = 1.0  F = Below 70 = 0 points  Follow the same process to calculate your GPA but use this scale.


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