How is GPA calculated and reported for college admissions?

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Cumulative GPA

Academy High School uses a proficiency-based grading system providing learners with specific feedback focused on
academic growth. Learners receive narrative feedback on formative and summative assessments, enabling them to
improve their submitted work, extend their inquiry and reflect. Scoring is based on demonstration of learning evidence. Grades are given at the end of each semester.

Course scores are documented as A+, A, B+, B, C or F on the transcript. All high school courses are counted equally on a 4.5 weighted grade point scale.

All students receive a Cumulative GPA.
To calculate a Cumulative GPA, include final semester grades from all credit earning courses.

Ranking GPA

Class rank is based on cumulative averages from grades 9-12. Correspondence and online courses are not computed into class rank. Final rank in class and grade point average are determined at the end of the third nine-week grading period of the Senior year. Plano ISD Academy High School does not rank learners beyond the Top 10%. Learners in the Top 10% will have a certificate of rank provided with their transcript. Core courses such as English, math, Social Studies and Science.

The Ranking GPA is internally calculated solely for the purpose of determining the top 10% of a graduating class.
The Ranking GPA will only be calculated and available for those students who are in the top 10% of their graduating class.
The Ranking GPA will be calculated for the first time during the fall of a student’s 11th grade year.