### Calculating Your GPA - KHS PPT

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Klein High School
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Grade Point Average (GPA) is a numerical
It is used to determine class rank.
Colleges use rank and GPA to compare you
to other applicants and to make admissions
decisions.
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“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.
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KISD GPA Scale is on a 4.0+ weighted
scale.
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Regular classes use the “regular”
scale.
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More difficult classes use the
“honors/GT/Pre-AP/AP” scale.
You need the following:
Your transcript (or all of your end-ofyear report cards from high school)
 KISD GPA Scale
 Pencil
 Calculator
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Mark out classes from junior high
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They don’t factor into your GPA (even if they
counted as high school credit)
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These classes are designated with a “J”
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Common junior high classes:
- comm apps, TADTP (desktop), keybdrg,
health, foreign lang. 1-2, Algebra 1
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Note that the scale only goes down to
70.
failing grades, so this lowers your
GPA.
Write 0 pts. Beside each failing grade.
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Ex: Grade of 81 = 3.1 on scale
Write 3.1 on your transcript beside the 81.
Repeat this process for your second semester
Repeat for all regular classes (see example
next slide).
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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,
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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All are listed in the handbook below the GPA
Scale – be sure to check!
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Common advanced classes: 3rd year foreign
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language, 4th year athletics, pre-cal
record the points on your transcript for all
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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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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 9th grade, you should have 14
End of 10th – 28 grades
End of 11th – 40 to 42 grades
You’ll have more grades if you took summer
school
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Divide your (total number of points) by your
EX: (47.6 total points) divided by (22
Your unofficial GPA is 2.1636 on a 4.0+
weighted scale.
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You’ve just calculated your unofficial GPA.
This can be used for your personal
knowledge, when applying for summer
Your official GPA is calculated by the school
registrar and reported to you at the
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A = 90-100 = 4.0
B = 80-89 = 3.0
C = 75-79 = 2.0
D = 70-74 = 1.0
F = Below 70 = 0 points
Follow the same process to calculate your
GPA but use this scale.
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