Assign a numerical value for each class's final grade according to the respective table below. Add all the numerical values together and divide by the total number of classes in order to calculate your GPA.
A cumulative GPA is calculated for all high school level courses based on the number of credits received and a 4.0 (unweighted) and 5.0 (weighted) scale. Cumulative GPAs are used by high schools to determine class rank, graduation honors, eligibility for the National Honor Society, by colleges as part of the admission criteria, by many scholarship and grant providers.
Unweighted Cumulative GPA is the average of all final course grades received in high school level courses based on a 4.0 scale (see table above). Unweighted GPA is calculated by multiplying the final course grade with the credit awarded divided by the total credits.
Weighted Cumulative GPA uses a different scale based on the "weight" of certain courses. Some courses (i.e. honors courses, upper level world language, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses) are calculated on the weighted 5.0 scale in determining the weighted GPA (see table above). All other courses are calculated using the traditional unweighted 4.0 scale.