• GPA

    The GPA system used in FBISD is referred to as a 100 Point Scale.  With this system, the 100 point scale is calculated by adding all of the semester averages earned by a student and dividing by semesters attempted. This method is considered the most accurate reflection of a student’s cumulative work.  The 100 point scale results in a more accurate Rank in Class (RIC). The 100 point scale can be converted  to the Four Point Scale which is the most common scale for college admissions, NCAA and scholarship applications.

    In the calculation of GPA for RIC, certain advanced courses receive an additional weight as outlined below:

     

    Advanced Placement (AP) and Beyond AP courses

    Pre-AP, high school Honors courses, Dual Credit courses

    On- Level Courses

    • Receive 10 point weight
    • Receive 10 point weight
    • Do not receive any weighted points

     

    Example of a high school student’s grades:

    Physics (on level) 86 = 86 points

    English III AP  94 = 104 points (10 additional points added for AP)

    US History Dual Credit  84 = 89 points (5 additional points added for Dual Credit)

    Athletics 100 = 100 points

    Choir 100 = 100 points

    Pre-Cal Pre-AP 86 = 91 (5 additional points added for Pre-AP)

    Journalism 94 = 94

    Total points = 664 points divided by 7 = 94.8571429

     

    If the student requires the GPA to be converted to a weighted 4.0 scale, the following banded range would be used for each semester course average and then divided by the number of semesters:

     

     Grade range -
    Raw Score

    Advanced Placement (AP),  Beyond AP, Dual Credit

    Pre-AP,
    Honors

    On-Level Course

    90-100+

    5

    4.5

    4

    80-89

    4

    3.5

    3

    70-79

    3

    2.5

    2

    Below 70

    0

    0

    0

     

    Using the grade range above, the student could convert the GPA as follows:

    Physics- 86 = 3

    English III AP- 94= 5

    US History Dual Credit- 84= 3.5

    Athletics- 100= 4

    Choir- 100 = 4

    Pre-Cal Pre-AP-86=3.5

    Journalism-94=4

    *Total points = 27 divided by 7 = 3.8571

     

     

     

     

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