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FAQs

WHAT IS A GPA?

GPA = Grade Point Average

  • It is calculated by adding points for each semester grade of approved eligible classes then dividing by total number of semester grades.
  • Reflection of academic performance.
  • Reported at the end of each semester beginning in 9th grade.
  • Recalculated each semester.
  • Credits earned in middle school are not calculated in GPA.
 

 WHAT IS A WEIGHTED CLASS?

  • Honors/Advanced Placement*
  • On-Campus Dual Credit Classes (community college courses)
  • Receive additional grade points toward GPA

*Honors courses are weighted one additional quality point and Advanced

Placement (AP) courses are weighted two additional quality points.

 HOW MANY CREDITS DO I NEED TO STAY WITH MY CLASS?

  • 10th (Sophomore)6+ credits including an English credit
  • 11th (Junior) 12+ credits including English I & II
  • 12th (Senior) 20+ credits including English I, II, & III

 HOW MANY CREDITS DO I NEED TO GRADUATE?

  • Minimum of 28
 

 WHAT IS THE SAT?

  • Scholastic Reasoning Test
  • College admissions test from College Board
  • Three hours and 45 minute test of critical reading/math skills/writing (all three required) Find more information at: www.collegeboard.com
 

 WHAT IS THE ACT?

  • College admission tests from American College of Testing
  • Three hour and 45 minute test of reading, math, science, social studies, plus writing for an additional fee
  • Find more information at : www.actstudent.org
 

HOW MANY COLLEGES SHOULD I APPLY?

There are numerous four and two year colleges nationwide. You have to make a final decision based on your own requirements. Many students make a “wish” list of the colleges they would like to attend but are not sure they will be admitted to, a “backup” list of colleges they are quite sure they will get in to, and a “sure thing” list of colleges from which they’re positive they will receive an acceptance letter. This usually entails around
5-8 schools.