El Camino Real Charter High School
GPA Information
GPA Information

Computing your Grade Point Average There are different types of grade point averages (GPA) at El Camino.  Please refer to the information below to understand how different GPAs are computed.

HANDOUT ON HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR GPA

El Camino Real Charter High School (Total GPA)

This weighted GPA is important because it is used to establish class rank that is reported to private and some public out-of- state colleges.

Basics:

A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, Fail=0

A=5, B=4, C=3, D=0 Fail=0 (AP classes only)

What’s Included:

All classes taken 9th, 10th, 11th, & first half of 12th grades.

Weighting:

Only AP classes; no honors courses

Method of Computing:

Compute the un-weighted GPA including all classes even those that have been repeated.  For AP classes only, use A=5, B=4, C=3

UC and CSU GPA

This weighted GPA is used by UC and CSU to establish eligibility and admissions for UC and CSU schools

Basics:                                              

A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, Fail=0 (regular classes)

A=5, B=4, C=3, D=0, Fail=0 (UC approved Honors, AP, & college classes)

What’s Included:

Only academic (A-G) classes taken after the 9th grade-11th grades.

Weighting:

UC approved Honors, AP, and college level classes in grades 10 & 11  receive an extra point for each semester.

Method of Computing:

If a class has been repeated after a mark of “D” or Fail”, the second grade is used. Courses may be repeated only once. Students may earn up to eight semesters of honors/AP points. No more than four extra points (2 honors/AP classes) can be used in 10th grade.

What approved honors courses receive an extra point?

H US History, H American Lit/Cont Comp, H Math Analysis,   H Chemistry,H Physiology, H Physics

Online UC/CSU GPA calculator:           

https://secure.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/gpa_calculator.asp

Cal Grant (Financial Aid)

This un-weighted GPA is used to determine eligibility for certain Cal Grants. These are rewards of money given to eligible California residents who continue their education in the State of California.

Basics:           

A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, Fail=0

What’s Included:

All classes taken after the 9th grade except PE/ROTC classes.

Weighted:

None

Method of Computing:

Compute the un-weighted GPA in 10th and 11th grades. If a class has been repeated after a mark of “Fail”, use only the higher grade in the computation if the class has been retaken in 10th or 11th grades.

Info on Repeating Classes

UC/CSU GPA: If the same identical course (level and title of the course) is repeated, the higher grade will be calculated in the GPA. If the course is repeated but different levels such as Honors/AP is retaken at a regular level, you must include both grades in your GPA.

ECR GPA: The repeated grade does not replace the lower grade. Every class you take is calculated into your GPA. Making up a “C” grade in a class will not be posted on the ECR transcript.

Info on College Classes:

College classes will be added to your high school transcript only if you need the credit to graduate from high school or the class fulfills a high school graduation requirement. You will not get an extra point on the ECR GPA. Only Physics 6 and Calculus 3 will receive one extra point on the ECR GPA. If the college classes do not go on your high school transcript, you can still report the classes on your application (to the UC/CSU schools)

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