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9.34.P.1 Class Rankings / Grade Point Averages

Section 9.34 - Policy


The following procedures are to be utilized for class rankings and grade point averages at the high school level.

Student ranking is computed by using the final grade in all subjects for which credit is awarded. As final grades are posted for each high school course, they are automatically included in calculations for class ranking. Weighted G.P.A. is used to determine class rank. Students’ grade point averages (both weighted and un-weighted) and rank in class are entered on transcripts. 

All grade levels are ranked.

Students not eligible for rank include:
  • Students with incomplete transcripts. (Counselors review each student’s course history)
  • Students who have not completed one full semester at the school.
  • Students who attend as an ancillary enrollment.

Rankings are accurate based on the most current transcript and available through the parent portal.

Grade Point Average (G.P.A.)
Numeric equivalents used to calculate Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) are as follows: 
  • Un-weighted (Student HAS NOT taken any Honors, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate classes) 
    • A = 4 points 
    • B = 3 points 
    • C = 2 points 
    • D = 1 point 
    • F = 0 points
  • Weighted (Student HAS taken an Honors, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate  class) 
    • A = 5 points 
    • B = 4 points
    • C = 3 points
    • D = 2 points
    • F = 0 points

The Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) is determined by the sum of the numeric equivalents for the grades divided by the total number of semester classes. Weighted G.P.A. is used only to determine class rank. Un-weighted G.P.A. is used for admission to most colleges and universities and for scholarships at in-state schools.