Understanding Your Grade Point Average (GPA)
Calculate Your HOPE or Cumulative GPA using this spreadsheet:
The best way to figure out your core GPA is calculate your cumulative GPA first. Your cumulative GPA includes ALL classes on your transcript, except for credits earned in middle school. You can make sure you calculated correctly by double checking it against the cumulative GPA on your transcript.
After you have calculated your cumulative GPA you can copy/paste your spreadsheet on a second spreadsheet and "delete contents" of any elective classes. You should include core electives such as AP Human Geography or Psychology, etc. This will leave you with your core or academic GPA. Core classes are all academic classes such as English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language.
When calculating GPA when you have taken Advanced Placement and/or Dual Enrollment classes, add +1 quality point to your calculation. Example - you received an A in AP Human Geography, then instead of 4 quality points, you get 5.
CUMULATIVE GPA weight given for on-level coursework is as follows:
A = 4
B = 3
C = 2
CUMULATIVE GPA: AP Classes and Dual Enrollment Classes add 1 quality point
A = 5
B = 4
C = 3
HOPE GPA: AP Classes and Dual Enrollment courses add .5 quality point, but nothing extra for earning an A.
A = 4
B = 3.5
C = 2.5
If you have questions, please see Ms. Young. I strongly suggest looking at your preliminary HOPE GPA on the Georgia Futures website.
****A. R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School does not calculate your HOPE GPA and does not award or determine eligibility for the HOPE or Zell Miller scholarship to any student. Any questions regarding your HOPE GPA or either of these scholarships should be directed to the Georgia Student Finance Commission.****