G.P.A. = Grade Point Average. Students receive grade points based on the semester grade earned in a particular class. GPA is calculated by taking the average of the grade points a student receives for a particular semester. GPA is updated each semester and is used to determine rank. Class rank is calculated for the first time in January of the student's sophomore (10th grade) year.
In Allen ISD, on-level courses (Level I) receive a maximum of 4 grade points; Advanced, Dual Credit, and some CTE courses (Level II) receive a maximum of 4.5 grade points; and AP/IB courses (Level III) receive a maximum of 5 grade points.
Advanced, Dual Credit, and AP/IB courses are "weighted" courses because students can earn more grade points in those classes than in on-level classes. Advanced, Dual Credit, and AP/IB courses are weighted because of their academic rigor.
Certian specialty elective courses are weighted even though they are not labeled Advanced or AP/IB. Refer to the Academic Planning Guide for more information about speciality electives.
To help you understand the G.P.A. tables, assume a student earns an 88 for the semester in an English course. If this is an on-level English course, the student will receive 3.4 grade points. If a student earns the 88 in a Advanced English course, he will receive 3.9 grade points. If a student earns the 88 in AP English or IB English, he will receive 4.4 grade points.
If a student fails a class for the semester, then no grade points are earned for that class.
Except for Dual Credit, grades for courses taken in the summer do not calculate into a student's GPA.
Credit earned via CBE is not calculated into a student's GPA.
Credit earned through correspondence courses is not calculated into a student's GPA.
Credit earned in 8th grade is not calculated into a student's GPA. GPA calculation begins the fall of the student's 9th grade year.