GPA (grade point average) is one of the main components of the college admissions process. Having a strong GPA (by making high grades in all courses), can increase opportunities for post-secondary education.
Chaparral Star Academy will use the following policies for calculating GPA and class rank:
The following courses will not count toward a student’s GPA
- All courses taken prior to their 9th grade year
- Any courses listed under “LOCAL CREDIT”
- Any courses that were Pass/Fail
- Any CBE courses
- Any correspondence courses
- Any transfer courses from a school other than Chaparral Star Academy
- Any Dual Enrollment Courses
GPA will be calculated on a 4.0 scale according to the GPA Conversion Chart. Only AP courses, Pre-AP courses and Honors courses will receive the weighted GPA. GPA will be calculated by adding up all of the GPA points (semesters as separate units) and then dividing by the number of units counted toward the GPA calculation. If a student has earned a grade for a course, but was denied credit due to excessive absences, the grade for the course will still enter into GPA calculation. GPA/Class Rank is only updated at the end of each the fall and spring semester. Any summer courses completed will be entered onto the transcript at the end of the following fall semester.
By using a student’s transcript, he/she can calculate his/her own GPA using How is GPA Calculated.