HOW DO I READ MY TRANSCRIPT?

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Understanding your transcripts
What is this
piece of
paper in front
of me?
What is a transcript?
 Your
transcript is an official record
of ALL courses you have taken thus
far in high school. It is an important
document that will go to colleges
and employers.
 It is EXTREMELY important that your
transcript is correct.
 For the next few minutes, we will
review your transcript.
 Look
first at the top of the transcript and
be sure that your address and student
number are correct. If you need to make
corrections, please email them to your
counselor.
 To
the far right at the top of the
transcript, you will see your weighted
and unweighted GPA listed. These will be
updated every January and every May.
 The
weighted GPA includes points for
honors and AP classes and the
unweighted GPA is based on the exact
grades that you made in your courses.

Your courses are
listed in order of
subjects. In the
first category, you will
see all of the English
classes you have
taken thus far. For
first time freshmen,
there should only be
one course. For most
12th graders, there
will be 4 courses
listed under English.
 The
first column
beside the course
is the
semester
that you took the
course.
 The
second
column is the
grade that you
made in the class,
the third column
indicates whether
or not there was
weight added and
the final column is
the amount of
credit you earned
for the class.

For each passed
class, you should
have earned
.5
credit. If you
passed the class, but
did not earn credit,
you may have
missed 7 or more
days during the
semester. You should
apply for an
attendance contract
if you are missing
credits.
How
many total
credits can you earn
each semester?
How
many credits do
you need to
graduate?
You
should earn at least 3
credits each semester and
6 each year. If you take
courses through credit
connect, online or at Night
School, you can earn more
than 3.
must have at least 23
credits to graduate.
You
How is my GPA
calculated???
 There
are 2 types of GPA, a numerical
GPA and a point system GPA. Cherokee
County uses a numerical GPA and the
weighted numerical GPA is used to
calculate your rank in your graduating
class.
The numerical GPA
Your numerical GPA is easy to determine.
Simply add all of your grades and divide by
the total number of grades to see how it
was calculated.
HOPE GPA
Electives are not included in the HOPE GPA
unless they are academic electives, such a
current issues, sociology, public speaking, and
a few others.
Most colleges use the same method as HOPE
when calculating your GPA.
If you have an 88 in a class, you should try hard
to push for 2 additional points so you will have
an A!! Then you will earn 4 points instead of
only 3!
How do I calculate my HOPE
GPA??

o
The HOPE program uses a point system GPA.
Every grade is converted to a 4,3,2,1 or zero
Let’s assume that you made the following
grades:
English
95
A
4 points
Math
83
B
3 points
Science
70
D
1 point
S. Studies
78
C
2 points
For Lang
64
F
0 points
The State of Georgia calculates every
student’s final Hope GPA.
HOPE GPA
 To
calculate the GPA for these grades,
add the total points and divide by 5 (the
number of academic courses you are
including.
95 A
4
83 B
3
70 D
1
78 C
2
64 F
0
The total number of points is 10 divided by 5
= 2. This students HOPE GPA is a 2.0
 Each
year, all of the grades for all of
your academic courses are
included in determining your HOPE
GPA.
 Take
a minute now using your
transcript and calculate your own
HOPE GPA to see where you stand.
 Remember
ALL of your grades are
included on your transcript!!!
 If you fail a class and make it up, earning
an A the second time, the F will still be on
your transcript.
 Try to do your best at all times. This record
is a reflection of your effort and selfdiscipline!
Make it one you are
PROUD OF!!!!!!
What can I do
if I need
credits?
Credit Connect
 The
Cherokee High School Credit
Connect Program utilizes Apex Online
Learning for credit recovery. This can be
used for credit recovery if a student has
failed a semester or entire year of a
course.
Sample Courses
9th Grade Lit.
Math 1, 2, 3
World Geography
10th Grade Lit.
Math Money
Management
World History
American Lit.
Math of Finance
Psychology
British Lit.
Physical Science
American History
Creative Writing
Biology
Government
Writer’s Workshop
Chemistry
Economics
Reading Enrichment
Earth Systems
Personal Fitness
GPS Algebra
Art History
Health
GPS Geometry
Spanish 1 & 2
Ethnic Studies
GPS Pre-calculus
French 1 & 2
Personal Fitness
Music Appreciation
What do I do if…
 My
transcript is incorrect?
 I want to register for credit connect?
 Meet
or E-mail your counselor!!
Counselor
Students
E-Mail
Tracy Tuck
Students A-Er
[email protected]
Sonia Murillo
Students EsLed
[email protected]
Gayle Cuomo
Students Lee- [email protected]
Rod
Karen Holton
Students
Rog-Z
[email protected]

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