G.P.A./Grading Scale/Honors


Grade Point Average (G.P.A.)

  1. A student’s GPA begins in 9th grade and “official” GPAs are computed at the end of the junior year, the end of the first semester of the senior year, and the end of the senior year.  Students may earn credits toward graduation and their GPA beginning with select courses in 8th grade with administrative approval.
  2. “Official” GPAs are used for college applications and senior awards for academic distinction.  These include valedictorian, salutatorian, honors society and honor medals as well as scholarship applications.
  3. GPA is calculated as a weighted grade point average. To compute the weighted GPA, multiply the value of each grade by the credit value of each course as determined by its academic level. 5 day a week classes generally equal 1 credit per year or .5 credits per semester.  2 or 3 day a week classes typically receive .5 credits per year or .25 credit per semester.  Next, add up the total values for all courses. Finally, divide this total by the total number of credits. The values of each grade are listed below.
  4. High honors such as valedictorian and salutatorian will be determined by grade point average.
  5. Only students on the Michigan Merit Curriculum (College Preparatory Program) will be eligible for valedictorian and salutatorian.

    Important: If you repeat a course, count only the attempt with the highest grade. Repeating a course and obtaining a higher grade is the most efficient way of raising your GPA.


Regular Classes

A     =   4.0
A-   =   3.7
B+  =   3.3
B     =   3.0
B-   =   2.7
C+   =   2.3
C     =   2.0
C-    =   1.7
D+  =   1.3
D     =   1.0
D-   =   0.7
F     =       0

AP and Honors Classes

A     =   5.0
A-   =   4.7
B+  =   4.3
B     =   4.0
B-   =   3.7
C+   =   3.3
C     =   3.0
C-    =   2.7
D+  =   2.3
D     =   2.0
F     =       0


Grading Scale

Grade Range                
    B+ 87-89 C+ 77-79 D+ 67-69    
A 94-100 B 84-86 C 74-76 D 64-66 F 0-59
A- 90-93 B- 80-83 C- 70-73 D- 60-63    

Honor Roll

1. Principal Honor Roll = All “A’s” (semester grade)

2. “A” Honor Roll – “A” average with no “C’s” or below (semester grade)

3. “B” Honor Roll – “B” average with no “D’s” or below (semester grade)