Why don’t you weight your GPAs?
Faculty and administration at Woodlawn have always taken great care to protect the integrity of our grading scale and our students’ grade point averages. We want students to take AP courses for the additional challenge, not as a way to boost GPAs. College admissions teams have repeatedly confirmed the notion that students are measured within the context of their own schools.
Grade Point Average
Your grade point average is calculated on a 4.0 scale. The end-of-course average (i.e., the mean of all three terms for year-long courses) is translated to a letter grade, which is then assigned a grade point:
History 87 82 91 = 87/ B+ = 3.3/4.0
Core classes are factored in as one credit; electives are factored in as .25 credits.
Transfer courses or independent studies receive a pass/fail designation and are not factored into the GPA.
The GPA is not weighted.
Latin Scholar Designations Given to Graduating Seniors*
Summa Cum Laude – GPA of 3.95 and above
Magna Cum Laude – GPA of 3.75 and above
Cum Laude – GPA of 3.5 and above
*Students must attend Woodlawn for at least their junior and senior years to earn a Latin honor.
*Students must take at least 3 AP classes to earn a Latin honor. *Students must have received at least 8 core credits from Woodlawn taught courses to earn a Latin honor.
Transfer courses appear as a credit on the transcript and do not factor into the GPA. Transfer credits will be awarded at the discretion of the Head of School.