Wylie ISD gpa

Ranking GPA in Wylie ISD

A student’s Ranking GPA is based on a 6.0 scale and does take into account the level of the class. Classes counting in Ranking GPA are outlined below. Not all high school credit courses are included. Ranking GPA starts in 8th grade. Credits earned in 7th grade count towards graduation, but not towards Ranking GPA.

College GPA in Wylie ISD

Any high school credit a student earns, including high school credits earned in junior high, will calculate into a student’s unweighted or College GPA. WISD uses a 4.0 scale to calculate unweighted GPA and does not take into account the level of the class.

Why does Wylie ISD calculate two GPAs per student? Ranking GPA is used to rank students in comparison to other students in their graduating class. College GPA is communicated to colleges and represents the GPA system colleges and universities are most familiar with.

Calculation of Ranking GPA

If a student takes two linked courses that count towards GPA (ex. Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Biology Advanced and AP Biology), only the course taken first will count towards GPA.

Final class rank will be determined at the end of the third nine-weeks grading period of the senior year. The grade point average shall be rounded to the nearest thousandth.

In calculating a student's grade point average (GPA) for the purpose of determining class rank and any honor in which class rank is used as a qualifier, courses used in the calculation that are designated at AP, Pre-AP, gifted/talented, and dual credit shall receive weighted grade points according to the grade point scale listed in the Academic Planning Guide.

Once a student’s grade point average has been determined by the above method, the students will be ranked with the student with the highest GPA ranked number

1. the student with the second-highest GPA ranked number

2. and so forth. In case of a tie after the GPA has been rounded to the nearest ten-thousandth point, a tie will be declared for the particular rank where the tie occurred. The only exception will be in the case of determining Valedictorian and Salutatorian, in which case there cannot be a tie.

Pulled from Wylie ISD Course Guide

Wylie ISD Acadmic Planning Guide.pdf