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Grade Point Average-GPA

What is a grade point average (gpa), you ask? Well the GPA is the total amount of grade points you earn divided by the number of classes you take.

The scale is as such:  A= 4 points, B= 3 points, C= 2 points, D= 1 point and an F = 0 points.  If you receive 6 C's then you have earned 12 points. Divide that by 6 (the number of classes you have taken) and you come up with a 2.0 GPA. (there is no difference for pluses or minuses, with the exception of a special formula used to award the top academic student at the end of the year)

There are two types of GPA's at AJHS-

  1. Quarterly- This is the GPA each quarter, it is computed using only the quarter grades and resets each quarter when new grades come out
  2. Cumulative- This is the GPA for the students entire career at AJHS. It is computed by adding up EVERY class grade and then dividing by EVERY class taken. This is used for Graduation and end of the year awards

GPA's are used for a number of different things at Aptos Junior. Here is a short list.

  • Extra Curricular Activity Eligibility (sports, field trips, etc): Students must have a quarterly 2.0 GPA to participate. This resets every quarter
  • Honor Roll: Students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher each quarter to qualify for the honor roll
  • Graduation: Students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA to be a graduate and participate in graduation and end of the year activities
  • End of the year awards: We use both the quarterly and cumulative GPA's to help determine a number of different end of the year awards