Grades Matter

Most high schools evaluate students on their academic performance with a letter score of A, B, C, D, and F. These grades are accumulated into a grade point average (GPA): 4 points for "A" grades and 0 points for "F" grades. The higher the GPA, the better:

  • 4.0 (An excellent GPA, and will qualify your child for most competitive four-year colleges)
  • 3.5 (A very good GPA, and will qualify your child for most colleges.)
  • 3.0 (An average GPA, equal to "B" grades in all courses, and is usually the minimum needed to qualify for college admission.)