Confused about how to calculate your student's grade point average (GPA)? It is really simple and can be done in 3 easy steps!
For a half-credit class, only award half the points of the letter grade (e.g., A = 2 points for half-credit class). Our Record-Keeping Journal has a Credits Earned sheet that makes it easy to calculate and record this information as part of your student's permanent High School transcript.
Divide 15.3 by 4 for a GPA of 3.8.
Honors or Advanced Placement
Awarding Honors or AP credit is usually at the parents' discretion, but should be awarded based on a higher quality and higher quantity of work than the average high school course would require.
To calculate cumulative GPA, add the total grade points for all four years and divide by the total credits earned for all four years. Do not find the average of the GPAs for all four years. This skews the results.
Good record-keeping helps the student have a plan for their high school years, measures progress he/she is making toward that plan, and facilitates creating a high school transcript. For an even easier way to do this, check out our High School Record-Keeping Journal.
Also, click on the links below to download two free printables: An easy reference sheet for how to calculate GPA and Calculating GPA Worksheets.
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