GPA information

GPA Information
  • GPA stands for Grade Point Average
  • GPA and class rank are determined by semester grades
  • GPA's are calculated on a weighted 6.0 scale. This means that Pre-Ap, AP, IB and **Dual Credit classes carry more weight than on-level classes.
    ** Please note: (Students entering Magnolia West in 2013-2014 and beyond) Dual Credit courses are not be calculated in the students Official Ranking GPA but are calculated in the student's Unweighted 4.0 College GPA. 
  • Summer school courses, correspondence courses, Credit by exam grades, and grades earned in Omega are not calculated in the student's Official Ranking GPA but are calculated in the student's Unweighted 4.0 College GPA.
Important Information regarding GPA's for Senior students:  In regards to Senior top 10% ranking for Graduation purposes, School Board Policy states that "the district shall calculate class rank at the end of the third nine week grading period of the senior year.  The grade for the third nine week grading period shall be used as the semester grade for this purpose".
 
 
6.0 Scale (PreAP, AP, IB **Dual credit)                                        5.0 Scale (on-level)
 Sem. grade                                                                                   Sem grade
100 = 6.0                                                                                       100 = 5.0
  99 = 5.9                                                                                         99 = 4.9
  98 = 5.8                                                                                         98 = 4.8
  97 = 5.7                                                                                         97 = 4.7
  Etc.                                                                                                Etc.
 
Example:
Subject                                      1st semester average                              Converted Grade points
PAP English 1                                     94                                                            6.0 scale = 5.4
On level English 1                               94                                                            5.0 scale = 4.4
 
AP World History                                 88                                                            6.0 scale = 4.8
On level World History                         92                                                            5.0 scale = 4.2