Frisco ISD gpa

Grading & GPA

There are two different grade point averages (or GPAs) that are calculated for each high school student. The unweighted GPA (often referred to as the ”college” GPA) is a traditional GPA based on a 4.0 scale where all courses are counted equally. Colleges are easily able to compare this type of GPA from districts across the nation. The GPA for Rank or weighted GPA is based on a 6.0 scale where different courses carry different weights. The State of Texas requires public schools to publish the rank for the top 10% of students in each class. In Texas, students who are in the top 10% of their graduating class receive automatic admission to any public university or college in Texas, with the exception of the University of Texas. Students in the top 6% of their graduating class of 2022 receive automatic admission to the University of Texas.

Weighted GPA

Both the unweighted GPA and the weighted GPA are posted on a student’s transcript. Rank in class, honor graduate status, valedictorian, and salutatorian determination shall be based on a weighted GPA system. Grade points shall be based on semester grades for courses taken for high school credit. The GPA shall be computed to three decimal places. The third quarter marking period shall count as a semester grade for purposes of determining rank, honor graduate status, valedictorian, and salutatorian for seniors. Dual credit grades shall not be recorded at the third marking period and the first-semester grade will count for purposes of determining rank, honor graduate status, valedictorian, and salutatorian.

Rank in class will only be published for students in the top 10% of their class at the end of each semester. For seniors only, rank in class will also be published at the beginning of the school year. The lowest-weighted GPA of seniors in the top 10 percent, first quartile, second quartile, and third quartile will be published in the Student Portal after each calculation period, so students will know generally where they fall in relation to their peers. Information for juniors, sophomores, and freshmen will be published only in February and June.

Pulled from Frisco ISD Course Guide