GPA and Weighted Classes

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Standard courses are figured on a 4.0 scale:

  • A = 4 points
  • B = 3 points
  • C = 2 points
  • D = 1 point
  • F = 0 points

Honors courses are figured on the following scale:

  • A = 5 points
  • B = 4 points
  • C = 3 points
  • D = 1 point
  • F = 0 points

AP courses are figured on the following scale:

  • A = 5.5 points
  • B = 4.5 points
  • C = 3.5 points
  • D = 1.5 points
  • F = 0 points

Weighted Courses

The following are the Honors courses offered at Jacksonville High School:‚Äč

Honors English 9

Honors German III

Honors Geometry

Honors English 10

Honors German IV

Honors Algebra II

Honors English 11

Honors Accounting II

Honors Pre-Calculus

Honors Spanish III

Honors Economic

Honors Biology

Honors Spanish IV

Honors Music Theory

Honors Chemistry

Honors Spanish V

Honors Music
Performance Seminar

Honors Physics

The following are the Advanced Placement courses offered at Jacksonville High School:

AP Literature

AP Language & 

AP Music Theory

AP Calculus

AP Statistics

 AP Computer
Science Principles

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

 AP Art History

AP U.S. History

AP World History

Non-GPA Courses

The grades in the following courses are not figured in the GPA:

CVE/Work Study

Summer School 

Education Courses

Driver's Education


Weighted GPA and Class Rank

Class Rank is based on a student's weighted grade point average (GPA).

Weighted GPA is calculated based on the following criteria:

     1. All classes count in the weighted GPA until a student reaches a cumulative GPA
         above 4.0.

     2. After a student's cumulative GPA reaches above 4.0:

          a. Weighted GPA is based on a minimum of 5 classes each semester

          b. All courses required for graduation must count

          c. All weighted courses must count

          d. Any non-weighted courses will count until five courses are counted

          e. Transcripts will be reviewed by administration to determine which classes
              will count

          f. More than 5 classes will count if the number of b & c total more than 5 in
             any semester

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