CALCULATING YOUR GPA FOR H.O.P.E. ELIGIBILITY

1. Graduates completing a College Prep (CP) Diploma must have a 3.0 GPA on a TRUE 4.0 scale. (The numerical GPA is no longer considered.)

 

 

2. The following scale will be used to convert numerical grades to a TRUE 4.0 scale:

    A = 4.0 (numeric grade of 90-100)

    B = 3.0 (numeric grade of 80-89)

    C = 2.0 (numeric grade of  70-79)

    F = 0 (numeric grade 69 or below)

 

 

 

 3. The grades for ALL attempted (passed and failed) academic courses will be    

     converted to a TRUE 4.0 scale for calculation of the HOPE GPA. The following

     academic courses will be counted in the HOPE GPA calculation:

 

ALL English courses with course numbers beginning with 23.

ALL Mathematics courses with course numbers beginning with 27.

ALL Science courses beginning with 26. and 40 plus Animal

   Sciences (02.X210) and Plant Sciences (02.X410).

ALL Social Studies courses beginning with 45.

ALL Foreign Language courses beginning with 60.-64. (College Prep

   diploma only).

 

 

 

4. Algebra I and other 8th grade courses that students received credit for in Middle

    School, will NOT be used to calculate the HOPE GPA.

 

 

 5. All grades that are weighted at the local high school level for honors, gifted,

     PreAP and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate will be stripped 

     of their weights by GSFC. Weighting of grades will become uniform across the

     State to calculate the HOPE GPA. However, local high schools can continue to

     add weights to grades in specific courses to calculate rank in class and

     determine honor graduates, valedictorian, and salutatorian.

 

   

 6. GSFC will add a 1.0 quality point weight to a TRUE 4.0 scale for Advanced

     Placement (AP) courses completed before June 15, 2006, up to a maximum

     grade of 4.0 (A’s are not weighted). GSFC will add a 0.5 quality point weight on a

     TRUE 4.0 scale for Advanced Placement (AP) completed June 15, 2006 or later,

     up to a maximum grade value of 4.0 (A’s are not weighted).

 

   
7. The final HOPE GPA on a 4.0 scale will not be rounded up.    
     
Modification of an original document prepared by Janice Baker, Department Head, Lowndes High School Guidance and Counseling Department    



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