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GPA Information

Dual GPA System

 

 

 

A GPA is calculated two (2) ways for each student at Westfield High School.

 

 

 

For the Class of 2017, 2018, and 2019, the GPA will be calculated in the following ways:

 

 

 

(1)     an All Subject GPA in which every subject is granted equal weight

 

 

 

(2)     an Academic GPA in which only academic subjects are calculated.  Honors and

 

         Advanced Placement subjects are granted additional weight in the academic GPA.

 

 

 

               

 

 

 

All Subject GPA

 

               

Grade Weights for all subjects:

 

               

 

A             = 4.0 points

 

B+           = 3.5 points

 

B             = 3.0 points

 

C+           = 2.5 points

 

C             = 2.0 points

 

D             = 1.0 points

 

F              = no points

 

 

Academic GPA

 

 

 

Only subjects in the following areas will be calculated in the academic GPA: (These areas receive academic units by college admission officers)

 

 

English

Social Studies

World Language

Mathematics

Science

Visual and Performing Arts (Art IV and Writing/Arranging Music 2)

21st Century Life Skills (Computer Science I Visual BASIC, Computer Science II AP, Computer Science III Honors, Journalism 1, Journalism 2, Print Journalism)

 

 

Honors and Advanced Placement

 

 

 

Subjects designated Honors or Advanced Placement will receive additional weight in the Academic GPA according to the following scale:

 

 

 

A             = 4.5 points

 

B+           = 4.0 points

 

B             = 3.5 points

 

C+           = 3.0 points

 

C             = 2.5 points

 

D             = 1.5 points

 

F              = no points

 

 

 

Independent study is included in a student’s GPA.

 

 

 

Beginning with the Class of 2020, the GPAs will be calculated in the following ways:

 

 

 

(1)      an All Subject GPA in which every subject is granted equal weight with every other subject

 

 

 

(2)     an All Subject Weighted GPA in which all subjects are calculated.  Honors and Advanced Placement subjects are granted additional weight in the academic GPA.

 

 

 

All Subject GPA

 

 

 

 Grade Weights for all subjects:

 

               

 

A    

= 4.0 points

B+  

= 3.5 points

B    

= 3.0 points

C+  

= 2.5 points

= 2.0 points

D    

= 1.0 points

F     

=  no points

 

 

 

All Subject Weighted GPA

 

 

Subjects designated Honors or Advanced Placement will receive additional weight in the All Subject Weighted GPA according to the following scale:

 

 

 

A    

= 4.5 points

B+  

= 4.0 points

B    

= 3.5 points

C+  

= 3.0 points

= 2.5 points

D    

= 1.5 points

F     

=  no points

 

 

 

Grade Point Average (GPA)

 

 

Calculation of the GPA is determined by multiplying the grade weight by the credit value of the course.  Total credits divided into total quality points equal GPA.  See the Student Handbook for examples of GPA calculations.

 

 

 

Frequency of Cumulative GPA Calculation

 

 

Cumulative GPAs are calculated at the end of every grade level.  In addition, cumulative GPAs are calculated at the midyear point of sophomore, junior, and senior years.

Only courses completed at Westfield High School will be computed in GPAs.

GPAs are cumulative from the beginning of grade 9 through the completion of grade 12.

 

 

Note:  Transcripts for college applications reflect cumulative GPAs for grades 9 – 11  Both GPAs are reported on the transcript.

 

 

 

New Students to WHS

 

 

Students new to WHS may receive credit toward graduation for courses taken in properly accredited high schools outside the school district. However, only courses taken at WHS will be used to calculate the student’s GPA.  The GPA of a new student is based on the following criteria:

 

 
GPA is calculated beginning with the semester of the student’s entrance into WHS.
GPA is cumulative from the semester of the student’s entrance into WHS through the completion of grade 12.