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John Rickert, Principal
1626 Balltown Rd., Niskayuna NY 12309
Phone: (518) 382-2511, Ext. 21701  Fax: (518) 382-2539

grade point average (GPA)

Your Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed at the end of your junior year.

Here is how Niskayuna computes it:

First, numerical values are determined for letter grades:

*H = 5.0 B+ = 3.3 C = 2.0
A+ = 4.3  B = 3.0 C- = 1.7
A = 4.0 B- = 2.7 D = 1.0
A- = 3.7 C+ = 2.3  F = 0

  • Full year courses or one credit courses receive full value.
  • Semester or one-half credit courses receive half the value.
  • Your GPA does NOT include Physical Education or Pass/Fail courses.

*2016 on will no longer use "H." In 2017 the value will be numeric.

EXAMPLE:

Grade

Value

Credit

English

A- 

3.7

1.0

Global History

3.0

1.0

Earth Science

2.0

1.0

French II

1.0

1.0

Photography I

 B 

1.5

.5

1 year total:

11.2 

4.5

This is computed for each grade.

EXAMPLE:

 

Total Value

Total Credit

9th grade

10.5

3.5

10th grade

 

15.0

5.0

11th grade

 

16.0

5.0

 

3 year total:

41.5

13.5

 

Total "Value"
and divide by total "Credits":

41.5 divided by 13.5 = 3.074

In this example
the GPA is 3.074.

     

 

If you have failed a course and have not repeated it or raised the grade, the "F" receives no value but the credit unit for that course must be counted.

If you repeat a course and raise your grade, the higher grade is counted in the GPA and the lower grade is not. BOTH grades, however, will appear on your transcript.

EXAMPLE

Grade

Value

Credit

English  

A-

3.7

1.0

Global History 

B

 3.0

1.0

Earth Science  

C

2.0

1.0

French II  

F

0.0

1.0

Photography I 

B

1.5

.5

1 year total: 

10.2

4.5

 

10.2 divided by 4.5 = 2.2666


If you have any questions or concerns, please see your school counselor.