The Importance of your GPA

The Importance of your GPA

What is a GPA? A GPA is short for Grade Point Average, which is also a calculated average of the letter grades you earn in school. If you get good grades, like As and Bs, you’ll get a higher GPA. If you get lower grades, like Cs and Ds, you’ll get a lower GPA.

What’s so important about a GPA anyway?

A GPA will have a positive or negative affect on you. For example, most high schools determine your eligibility to participate in things like sports and events. Most schools ask for a C-average, or 2.0 GPA at least to participate in activities like that.

Your GPA also affects your path towards college. It is a large factor that determines if you get accepted into universities or not. Most colleges and universities are open to GPAs of 3.0 and above.

How do I calculate my GPA from my grades?

Each letter grade is worth a certain number of points. A is worth four points, a B is worth three points, a C is worth two points, a D is worth one point, and a F is worth nothing. If you take an AP class, or Advanced Placement classes, you will get 5 five if you get an A, 4 is you get a B, and so on. Once you add up the number of points you have, divide it by the amount off classes you have. With the new block schedule, you should now have eight classes instead of six.

If you want to calculate your GPA, you can do what I mentioned above or use the guide here.