A few frequently asked questions:
What is a GPA?
Your Grade Point Average (GPA) is the average of ALL your semester grades during high school; it is recalculated at the end of each semester with new final grades. Your GPA reflects your academic performance in your classes and is an important factor in college admissions and many scholarship award decisions.
How are classes weighted, and what exactly does that mean?
Advanced academic challenging courses designated “Honors”, “Advanced Placement (AP)” and “Dual Enrollment (DE)” courses are “weighted” when calculating a student’s GPA. At John Paul II, Honors classes are awarded an additional .50 per semester and AP and DE classes are weighted an added 1.0 value points.
How many credits do I have?
You should keep a record of all classes taken and grades and credits earned. Each semester class you pass (for example, August - December, or January - May) you earn
½ credit. You must pass with a D or above to earn credit for that class.
What is a credit?
Credits are points earned toward graduation. You need a certain number of credits in specific courses to graduate from high school.
What Classes are REQUIRED to Graduate?
To earn a high school diploma from John Paul II Catholic High School students must complete the following credit requirements: (Also posted in JPIICHS Agenda and Student Handbook).
For a total of: 24 credits