# How to Calculate High School Semester GPA

High school semester grade point average (GPA) refers to the GPA over a particular semester.

How is it different from core, weighted, unweighted, or cumulative GPA?

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# How is your High School semester GPA calculated?

Since all high school classes are worth the same credit, you take the average GPA of all the classes you took for a particular semester / the number of classes.

Your semester GPA can be weighted and unweighted.

1. Unweighted Semester GPA: GPA based on a 4.0 scale. Where an A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F = 0; no matter if it is honors, AP, college, or regular.
2. Weighted Semester GPA: GPA based on a 4.0+ scale. Where an A could count as 4.5 points or 5+ points, B = 3.5 or 4, C = 2.5 or 3, etc. for taking honors, AP, or college classes. This depends on what your high school decides.

For example, let’s say you are currently in 10th-grade and are trying to calculate your High School GPA for the semester.

 10th Grade Fall Semester Class Grade Unweighted Points Weighted Points Core GPA Hon Algebra 2 A 4 5 4 Chemistry A 4 4 4 English 10 B 3 3 3 Spanish 2 C 2 2 2 Physical Science A 4 4 N/A AP US History B 3 4 3 Total Points 20 22 16

## GPA = Total Points / Total Classes

High School Semester Unweighted GPA:

• 20 / 6 = 3.33 semester unweighted GPA

High School Semester Weighted GPA:

• 22 / 6 = 3.66 semester weighted GPA

High School Semester Core GPA: (The GPA Colleges Care About!)

• 16/ 5 = 3.2 semester core GPA

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