Grade Point Average
The GPA is derived by multiplying the numerical equivalent of each grade (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0) by the corresponding units of credit, adding the totals for all courses taken in a semester and dividing by the total number of credits attempted.
The Weighted GPA
Certain BVSD courses, determined by school board policy, are identified as having a higher level of rigor and are designated as weighted courses.
How does the weighted process work?
The weighted GPA is calculated using one additional quality point per letter grade in a weighted class. Only the GPA is affected; the grade itself is not changed on the report card or on the transcript. For example, a “B” in a weighted class is listed as a B; but counts for 4 point per credit instead of the 3 points per credit it would count for in an un-weighted class (the complete weighted grade scale is: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, F=0). According to BVSD School Board policy, all internal selections of academic honors such as cum laude, National Honor Society, graduation honors, academic letters, etc. are based on the weighted Grade Point Average.