school GPA calculation

How High School GPA is Calculated: Understanding Grades

Your grade point average (GPA) is the sum of all your final grades throughout your high school career divided by the total number of courses. Most high schools (and colleges) report grades on a 4.0 scale.

Each letter grade (A,B,C,D, & F) has a numerical value assigned to it based on the 4.0 scale that looks like this:

A = 4

B = 3

C = 2

D = 1

F = 0

You can calculate your own GPA by adding up the points for each of your letter grades and then dividing by the number of grades you added. This will give you your “Grade Point Average.” 

Generally, an A+ is no different from an A- based on the 4.0 scale. Both an A+ and A- will have a value of 4. The same is true for B+ and B- both having a value of 3, C+ and C- both having a value of 2, etc.

As mentioned above, your GPA is the sum of all your grades during your high school career. However, if you retake a class, your GPA will only account for the most recent grade.

Most institutions consider a D or higher a passing grade. At the Rose Academies, you must receive a letter grade of C or higher in order to pass. This means that, at a traditional high school, a student could earn their high school diploma with straight Ds (a GPA of 1.0), whereas students that have completed the entirety of their high school education at the Rose Academies will graduate with a GPA of at least 2.0.

Requiring a minimum grade of a C in order to pass is part of the Rose Mastery Grading System, which gives our students a leg up with a true understanding of course concepts; preparing them to succeed in the world beyond high school.

At the Rose Academies, it’s not too late to improve your GPA in time for graduation or your impending college application process. We offer credit recovery options to meet your needs and can offer a personalized curriculum tailored specifically towards your goals. 

Learn more and enroll today by continuing to explore our website.