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# GPA Calculation

There are two types of GPAs used in the North Pocono School District:  Term GPA and Cumulative GPA.  Term GPA is used in the middle and high school; cumulative GPA is used only in the high school.  Both of them are weighted using the score group and GPA weight assigned to each course. To calculate GPA on your own, you must have each of the following pieces of information:

• The name or course number of each course taken
• The score group to which each course belongs (available in the Course Catalog)
• The GPA weight of each course (available in the Course Catalog)
• The grade earned for each course (quarter grade for Term GPA or the final average for Cumulative GPA)
• The Weighted GPA Value of the grade earned for each course (available on the GPA Values page)

So, if you have the name of each course and the proper grade earned in it, you can look up the remaining information using the links above. Once you have all of that information, you can complete the appropriate formula below to calculate GPA.

## Term GPA

Sum of (the Weighted GPA Value of the rounded, whole number score earned in a course for the quarter multiplied by the GPA Weight of the course) for all courses in which grades are earned for the quarter
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Sum of the GPA Weights for all courses in which grades are earned for quarter

• The Term GPA is calculated using grades earned in a single quarter...it is not cumulative
• At this point, the Term GPA is used exclusively as a determining factor for honor roll...it is used for no other purpose presently.
• Some courses are not counted for GPA (Term or Cumulative) and therefore have a GPA weight of 0 (refer to the Course Catalog).
• Weighted GPA Values are on a 100+ point scale.  To learn more about how whole-number quarter scores are converted to GPA Values on the 100+ point scale (and to view the results of that conversion), choose the appropriate score group for the course in question from the Score Groups page.  If you are unsure of which score group is used for a particular course, refer to the Course Catalog.

## Cumulative GPA

Sum of (the Weighted GPA Value of the final average score earned in a course multiplied by the GPA Weight of the course) for all courses completed since entry into high school
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Sum of the GPA weights for all courses completed since entry into the first grade level of the student's current building

• The Cumulative GPA only accounts for courses in which a final average is earned.  A Rolling Cumulative GPA can take into account quarter scores from the current year in which final averages are not yet available;  it, however, is only a prediction of the cumulative GPA based on the available data.
• The above formula is the only official method to arrive at Cumulative GPA.
• Cumulative GPA is NOT:
• An average of Term GPAs
• An average of the Cumulative GPA listed on the fourth quarter report cards from each year
• Anything other than the formula listed above.
• At this point, the Cumulative GPA is used for class rank and certain awards.
• Some courses are not counted for GPA (Term or Cumulative) and therefore have a GPA weight of 0.
• Weighted GPA Values are on a 100+ point scale.  To learn more about how whole-number quarter scores are converted to GPA Values on the 100+ point scale (and to view the results of that conversion), choose the appropriate score group for the course in question from the Score Group menu above.  If you are unsure of which score group is used for a particular course, refer to the Course Catalog in the menu above.