“S” is for Scholarship
Q. How are students’ grades calculated?
Q. What is GPA and how is it calculated?
Q. What is the difference between unweighted and weighted GPA?
Unweighted GPA (also called simple GPA or SGPA) is a true average of a student’s overall grades without taking the level of difficulty of courses into account. SGPA uses only the grades in each course during the calculation. SGPA can be reported as a percentage (i.e., 90.00) or can be translated to a standard GPA scale (i.e., 3.5/4.0). SGPA is reported to colleges during the application process.
Weighted GPA (also called adjusted GPA or AGPA) takes the level of each course into account during the calculation. AGPA give students a numerical advantage for grades earned in higher-level courses. “Weights” or “quality points” are added to a student’s grades before calculating the cumulative average. Quality points are assigned on a graduated scale, with higher levels receiving more quality points. Since weighting systems vary greatly from school to school, Bishop Feehan High School strongly discourages the practice of comparing AGPA among students and especially against comparing to other schools. For this reason, Bishop Feehan does not report or distribute weighted GPA information. AGPA is not reported to colleges during the application process. Bishop Feehan only uses AGPA to determine a student’s decile ranking.
Q. How does class rank work at Feehan?
Q. What are the requirements for Honor Roll?
Q. What are the requirements for NHS?
Q. What are the requirements for other honor societies?
What are AP classes and how do students enroll?
Q. How are class levels assigned to current students?
Q. Can a student changes levels in classes during the school year?
Q. How are class levels determined for incoming 9th graders?
Q. Is tutoring or extra help available for students?