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GPA, transcripts, HS

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QuestionAnswer
The biggest change in high school is having more ? and ? Independence and responsibility
What is an extracurricular activity? Unpaid activities outside school hours that help you academically, help you with life skills, or help the community
For what 3 reasons should you do extracurriculars? Fun, good job experience, shows future employers/schools you are well-rounded
What does GPA stand for? Grade Point Average
At Stivers, how many grade points do you earn for an honors 'D'? 2
At Stivers, how many grade points do you earn for a normal class 'D'? 1
At Stivers, how many grade points do you earn for an honors 'F'? 0
At Stivers, how many grade points do you earn for a normal class 'F'? 0
At Stivers, how many grade points do you earn for an AP class 'A'? 5
At Stivers, how many grade points do you earn for a normal class 'A'? 4
At Stivers, how many points do you earn for an AP class 'C'? 3
At Stivers, how many points do you earn for a normal class 'C'? 2
What range is GPA normally? 0-4
How high can a GPA go if you add in weight for honors/AP classes? never more than 4.3 after a full year of high school
Which classes now count towards your permanent high school GPA? Career Explorations, languages, honors math or English
How do you calculate GPA? letter grade points x credit= each class points Total class points/total credits=GPA
What is on your academic record? Anything related to classes taken for Credit (no extracurriculars or sports)
What is an official transcript? the office creates a document of your academic record to send to schools/employers. It has a special stamp
What is an unofficial transcript? a document of your academic record for yourself that you cannot use on applications
What is a credit? it shows how much a class is worth
What grade is "passing a class" that will allow you to graduate? 60% D
Credits for failed classes still count towards ? but they do not count towards ? count towards GPA, do not count towards graduation
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