How to Calculate your GPA
Let's Get Ready to do some Math!
Normal GPA Scale
Honor's + .5 points
AP & Some DE Classes + 1.0 points
STEP 1: Convert numeric grade into letter grade using the CCSD grading scale
100-90=A; 89-80=B; 79-74=C; 73-70=D; 69 & below=F
STEP 2: Assign appropriate points according to the course and the letter grade above
STEP 3: Find the sum (add up) from the points assigned in STEP 2.
STEP 4: Divide by the number of courses that make up the sum in STEP 3.
Types of GPA's
This GPA can be found on your PHS/CCSD transcript. It includes the Quality Points (QP's) for Honor's, AP and eligible Dual Enrollment classes. This GPA includes ALL classes on the transcript.
This GPA can be found on your PHS/CCSD transcript. It does NOT include the Quality Points (QP's) for Honor's, AP and eligible Dual Enrollment classes. This GPA includes ALL classes on the transcript.
A self-calculated GPA only containing ELA, Math, Sci, SS & World Languages. This type of GPA does NOT include elective courses. Many colleges will calculate just the academic/core GPA when determining admission. It is best to ask each college how they calculate GPA's. In addition, they may or may not include QP's.
This GPA is what determines eligibility for the HOPE scholarship program. It is calculated by the Georgia Finance Commission. QP's are calculated differently than CCSD/PHS's GPA. You can find your HOPE GPA by making an account on www.gafutures.org. A Social Security Number is required to gain access to a student's HOPE GPA. If you cannot gain access, please email your school counselor.