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### Gpa made easy professional development

1. 1. What is a Grade Point Average? A Cumulative Grade Point Average is a calculation of the average of all of a student's grades for all semesters and courses completed up to a given academic term.
2. 2. Types of GPA’s  Core GPA (Academic) – only academic classes. Purpose: College Admittance and Bright Futures*  Unweighted GPA (State) – includes all academic and elective courses Purpose: Graduation!!!  Weighted GPA (District) – all classes considering the different levels of the classes Purpose: Class rank
3. 3. Calculating unweighted GPA Total Points Earned Credits Attempted Points: A = 2 points B = 1.5 points C = 1.0 point D = 0.5 point F = 0 points *Points are based on .5 credit. Therefore, a student would receive 4 points if he/she received an A in both halves of a class GPA =
4. 4. Now let’s test our Math Skills Example John Doe earned the following grades the 1st block of his freshman year: Algebra I – F (1st half) F (2nd half) English 1 – B (1st half) A (2nd half) Science – C (1st half) D (2nd half) Spanish – B (1st half) C (2nd half) What will his GPA be at the end of his freshman year??
5. 5. Forgiveness Policy Forgiveness for required courses shall be limited to replacing a grade of “D,” “F,” or “I” with a grade of “C” or higher, earned subsequently in the same or comparable course. Forgiveness for elective courses shall be limited to replacing a grade of “F” or “I” with a grade of “C” or higher earned subsequently by retaking the same or comparable course or different course.
6. 6. Forgiveness – Middle School For grades earned of a “C”, “D”, or “F” by middle schools students taking high school courses, the forgiveness policy allows the replacement of the first grade with a grade of “C” or higher earned subsequently in the same or comparable course. Only the new grade shall be used in the calculation of the student’s grade point average for graduation. Middle school students taking high school courses, earning a B or B+ will be able to repeat those classes in high school to increase their skill and knowledge level; credits and grades will not be given.
7. 7. Forgiveness Policy (cont’d) So, how does the forgiveness policy affect John Doe’s GPA if he retakes Algebra I (the class he received an F)? Let’s say he received an A (1st half) and a B (2nd half) at Night School. Here is how you would re-calculate his GPA!
8. 8. Re-Calculating the GPA using Forgiveness John Doe originally had 7.5 points. With the A (2 pts) and B (1.5 pts) he received when he retook the class he now has 11 points. 7.5 + 2 + 1.5 = 11 Although the points will increase, the attempted credits do not. When re-calculating the GPA, the formula is as follows: Total Points (after forgiveness) Attempted Credits (before forgiveness) GPA =
9. 9. Re-Calculating the GPA using Forgiveness 11 / 4 2.75 (instead of 1.875)! GPA =
10. 10. Virtual Counselor
11. 11.  FOUR-YEAR STANDARD DIPLOMA (24 CREDITS) Graduation Requirements
12. 12. COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR STANDARD DIPLOMA SUBJECT CREDITS ADDITIONAL INFO English 4 English I, II, III, IV *Math 4 1 credit in Algebra I or equivalent Science 3 2 credits must have a lab component Social Studies 3 1 credit in World History (10TH grade) 1 credit in American History (11TH grade) .5 credit in Economics (12th grade) .5 credit in Government (12th grade) *Foreign Language 2 Not required for high school graduation, but required for state university system admission Fine Arts/Practical Arts/Performing Arts 1 1 credit in Fine or Performing Arts, which may include Speech and Debate Physical Education, Life Management Skills, and Personal Fitness .5 in Physical Ed .5 in LMS .5 in PF *Electives 8 Total Credits 24
13. 13. Computer Competency Demonstrate through successful completion of one course taken in grades 9-12 FCAT *** Achieve a passing score on the FCAT Reading and Math Community Service 80 Hours 250 Hours for a Silver Cord at Graduation www.browardschools.com/services_learning.htm www.volunteerbroward.org Minimum GPA for Graduation 2.0 unweighted ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
14. 14. NEW Requirements (Replacing FCAT)
15. 15. Any Questions? Bob Frazier – Director and 10th Grade Counselor Jill Pepe – 11th and 12th Grade Counselor, Testing coordinator Christine Hill – 8th and 9th Grade Counselor Cherisse Roberts – 6th and 7th Grade Counselor Michelle Chirichella – BRACE Advisor Fernanda Mascarenhas – Master Scheduler Susan Monti – Guidance Assistant