Grade Point Average (GPA) and Class Rank Information
Students in the class of 2019 - 2023
The 6.0 weighted grade point average will be used to determine class rank. Grade points will be awarded once each semester for each course. One, two or three credit courses will receive the same number of grade points per semester as a one-half credit course.
Example - If a student takes a course that is a 2-period course, GPA points will only be calculated once per semester for the course.
Beginning with the class of 2024
The 6.0 weighted grade point average will be used to determine class rank. Grade points will be awarded once each semester for each course. Grade points will be awarded for each period the course is taken.
Example - If a student takes a course that is a 3-period course, GPA points will be calculated 3 times, once for each period, per semester for the course.
GPA will be calculated based on a weighted scale. The GPA scale can be viewed in the high school course guide on the GPA tab.
Click this link to review the AISD GPA local policy
GPA and Class Rank FAQs
What courses receive advanced or accelerated grade points?
Grade points are assigned based on the instructional rigor of a course. In general, courses that are designated as Advanced Placement by the College Board receive advanced grade points. Dual credit courses, AISD Pathway to Advancement (APA), and some locally developed courses receive accelerated grade points. A complete list of courses and their designated weight can be found on the Advanced Courses tab of the course guide.
If I receive a failing grade with 0 grade points, will this be calculated into GPA and rank?
Yes, for students in all graduating classes, the calculation of GPA and rank shall include failing grades.
Do courses taken in junior high receive grade points?
For students in the graduating classes of 2018–24, the District shall include in the calculation of class rank grades earned in all high school credit courses regardless of when the credit was earned.
Beginning with students in the graduating class of 2025, the District shall include in the calculation of class rank semester grades earned in high school credit courses taken in grades 9–12 only.
We believe that junior high should be a time of exploration for students. We want students to attempt a variety of courses based on interests and not be penalized or hindered by courses that receive GPA points. We also feel it is necessary for all students to enter high school on an even playing field when it comes to class rank. However, students who take HS credit courses in JH will still receive credit towards HS graduation.
If a student takes a HS course in JH that does not receive GPA points, will they receive HS credit?
Yes, all course taken for high school credit during junior high will still receive credit towards graduation requirements.
How often and when will class rank be released?
Class rank shall be calculated and released to students on the following schedule.
10th grade - end of year in June
11th grade – after 1st semester and end of year in June
12th grade – after 1st semester, after 3rd 9 weeks, and June