High School Grade Point Average

  • All students must have an unweighted grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale to receive a standard high school diploma.

    Alachua County high schools use a ‘weighted scale’ to determine a student’s GPA. This means that some courses are ‘weighted’ more than others in calculating the GPA. Weighted courses are especially rigorous and often include college-level material. For example, a grade of A in Advanced Placement calculus counts as a 5 in determining a student’s GPA, whereas a grade of A in physical education counts as a 4. A complete list of all courses and their weights is available at your child’s school.

    You will be informed of your child’s progress regularly through progress reports, report cards, and written or verbal communication from the school.