GPA AND Weighted Classes

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Standard courses are figured on the following scale:

  • A = 4 points
  • B = 3 points
  • C = 2 points
  • D = 1 point
  • F = 0 points

Honors courses are figured on the following scale:

  • A = 5 points
  • B = 4 points
  • C = 3 points
  • D = 1 point
  • F = 0 points

AP courses are figured on the following scale:

  • A = 5.5 points
  • B = 4.5 points
  • C = 3.5 points
  • D = 1.5 points
  • F = 0 points

Weighted Courses

The following are the Honors courses offered at Jacksonville High School:

Honors English 9

Honors Spanish III

Honors Chemistry I

Honors English 10

Honors Spanish IV

Honors Physics

Honors German III

Honors World History


Honors German IV

Honors Geometry


Honors Accounting II

Honors Algebra II

Honors Music Theory

Honors Economic Survey Honors Integrated Algebra/Trigonometry Honors Music Performance Seminar

The following are the Advanced Placement courses offered at Jacksonville High School:

AP Calculus

AP Literature

AP U.S. History

AP Chemistry

AP Language

AP Music Theory AP Statistics  
AP Biology AP Art History  

* Offered every other year, starting 2016-2017

Non-GPA Courses

The grades in the following courses are not figured in the GPA:

CVE/Work Study

Physical Education

Alternative Education Courses

Driver's Education

Correspondence Courses

Summer School Courses

Weighted GPA and Class Rank

Class Rank is based on a student's weighted grade point average (GPA).

Weighted GPA is calculated based on the following criteria:

     1. All classes count in the weighted GPA until a student reaches a cumulative GPA above 4.0.

     2. After a student's cumulative GPA reaches above 4.0:

          a. Weighted GPA is based on a minimum of 5 classes each semester

          b. All courses required for graduation must count

          c. All weighted courses must count

          d. Any non-weighted courses will count until five courses are counted

          e. Transcripts will be reviewed by administration to determine which classes will count

          f. More than 5 classes will count if the number of b & c total more than 5 in any semester

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