Whats your GPA in high school?

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  1. Cuber2112

    Cuber2112 Member

    Jun 3, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Hey whats up,

    Lately Ive been stressing out about getting into college safely and I guess Ive got a lot of questions. But I guess if Im going to get any answers from you guys Im going to have to tell how well off acedemically I am.

    -Im a junior in High school and I have a GPA of around 3.1
    -Im taking AP History, chemistry, anatomy & physiology, Pre-Calc (which is a grade level higher than normal), english, and P.E.
    -I also run on the cross-country team, and track team which I do fairly well at. Id say im the 3rd fastest on the team.
    - Ill probably come up with some more stuff about me acedemically.

    My questions:

    - What is the average/typical GPA of a high school student.
    - Am I pretty safe as long as I have 3.0 or better.
    - Are scholarships possible with a 3.0? Maybe in cross-country running. I figure if a couple of dumb football players can get scholarships then why cant I? (Totaly steroetypical) <--mispell?
    - I plan on going to a college within my state so that should increase my chances by a lot right? I want to go to the University of Idaho.

    Anyway, It would be really nice if you guys could respond to this.

    Please share your GPA so I can get a good Idea of what the average is. I got to keep in mind though Im talking to a bunch of smart Rubiks cubers!!:)

    EDIT: Whats you cumulative GPA. Meaning what is your GPA after all your time in High school
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2008
  2. fanwuq

    fanwuq Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    11th grade
    Just got report card today.
    APUSH 93-- joined class late, expect over 96 next quarter.
    AP Calc AB 97-- Easily 100 if I wasn't so careless this quarter. Usually I always get 100 in math.
    AP Economics (both) 97
    AP Chem 95-- I don't know why I'm passing this class, I do no work and understand nothing.
    Pre-AP English 88: It's actually harder than my AP courses!
    Research 95-- This is done outside of school, I think the teacher just give everyone 95.
    Robotics 90 (Stupid class where you play with Legos.)
    (AP) Art--I probably wouldn't submit my portfolio this year. Also I did not get this grade on my report card.
    For some reason, the total weighted average is 101.
    I don't know how this translates to GPA.

    I wish I can run as fast as you. People at my school suck at running.
    Pre-Calc is actually a level below, haha. I know some freshmen taking AP Calc BC, though that's not normal and they don't go to my school. I'd say I'm at grade level, at most 1 level higher/lower.
  3. rckclmb124

    rckclmb124 Member

    Nov 7, 2008
    what are your times on the cross country coarse? I assume its 5k or 3.1miles. I am on the varsity cross country team at my high shcool and I run an 17:50 for the average coarse.
  4. shafiqdms1

    shafiqdms1 Member

    May 3, 2008
    It depends, weighted or non weighted?

    Weighted= over 4.0
    non-weighted= 3.0

    Spanish I- 90
    Honors Chemistry- 90
    AP World History- 84
    Computer Apps- 91
    Digital Media I-88
    Honors English II- 82
    Honors Algebra 2- 74 :(

    My friends say I am smart and I usually get around 3.5 but I am going through a rough time atm :(...especially in math. anyway my grade have really been improving, I bought my math grade up from a 58 -> 74 since last report card so yeah. I usually don't do that bad but my Algebra II teacher is ridiculous, YOU HAVE TO SHOW WORK!, and if you show partial work then you get it all wrong. You can only use calculator to check your work, even if its a super long Cramer's rule problem and you also have to show your calculator work by writing what buttons you press!!! Isn't that ridiculous!?

    anyway, sorry for being off topic, I would say an average kid should get around 3.0-3.5 non weighted, but you still have to work really hard for it.

    Last edited: Nov 12, 2008
  5. Cuber2112

    Cuber2112 Member

    Jun 3, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Thats really wierd about that that math thing. Im taking my math class with the majority of it being made up of seniors. like a 5:1 ratio at the most. Most juniors are taking Algebra 2 at my school?????

    Are sport scholarships hard to get a hold of? lets say I place around the top 20 at high school races. Would that get me anywhere?
  6. Cuber2112

    Cuber2112 Member

    Jun 3, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Im on the 18:00 boarder on average. A lot of it depends on the coarse, like whether it has several hills or not. And yea it is a 5k run. Whats your GPA though?
  7. toast

    toast Member

    Apr 27, 2008
    San Jose, California
    Algebra two is average for sophomores, here. I'm a freshmen in that class and there are mostly sophomores and juniors.
  8. shafiqdms1

    shafiqdms1 Member

    May 3, 2008
    Over here at my school, Algebra II is on average for the majority of juniors (90% of my school is full of stupid/ignorant students that don't care about school at all) If you are a sophomore taking alg.2, you are considered pretty smart.

    I like taking all honors/AP because I like hanging out with the 5-10% of the people that are actually smart in my school. I hate being in company of stupid/ignorant people I mentioned earlier.
  9. Leviticus

    Leviticus Member

    GPA? I live in Australia, for our reports we get a % out of 100 for each subject with a grade. A= >75%, B= 65%-74%, C=50%-64%, D=>50%. But since your talking University entrance i guess your GBA is our TEE or HSC on the East coast. I do Chemistry, Biology, Geography, English 2A/2B and Foundations of Maths. Order of difficulty of maths is: Maths in Practice, Foundations of Maths, Intro-Calc, G and T. So i do the "normal" maths.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2008
  10. DavidWoner

    DavidWoner The Punchmaster

    May 7, 2008
    Kansas City, MO, USA
    I am just guessing here but the average at a public school it probably in the 2.5-3 range, but I really dont know. I graduated with a 4.09 weighted and was ranked 10/41.(I went to a competitive private school).

    If you are only looking at U of Idaho than this website might be good for you to look at:

    looking at the results page for the cross country you are going to have to be pretty fast to get anywhere. I would recommend training hard during the winter and summer so you can do well in cross you senior year.

    Also, Idaho's mascot is the Vandal. lawl.

    GPA= grade point average. generally an A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0 and then your GPA is just the average of all your grades throughout high school. Although sometimes school are more specific, like mine: A+=4.33, A= 4, A-=3.67 etc. also, Honors course recieved a 1/3 boost, and AP course recieved a 2/3 boost.

    Also, I used to think that saying "maths" was weird, then I realized that it is just an abbreviation of mathmatics, and therefore should still be plural. However, I am not going to start saying maths instead of math, because people here will think I am crazy(or foreign)
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2008
  11. Leviticus

    Leviticus Member

    Ahh ok. Going by my grades, without the honours etc my GPA is 3.5
  12. CharlieCooper

    CharlieCooper Premium Member

    Mar 18, 2008
    UK - Bristol
    would somebody care to outline this gpa business for us brits?
  13. pcharles93

    pcharles93 Member

    Jan 16, 2008
    Cincinnati, OH
    OK, so when you get your report card/grade sheet you take each percentage for your classes and you assign them a value depending on your school. Most go for a 4.0 scale. For example:
    My grades are:
    English 101-100% 4.0
    CompSci 1-100% 4.0
    Chemistry-92% 3.0
    Weight Lifting-100% 4.0
    Algebra 2-93% 4.0
    French 2-93% 4.0
    History 101-89% 3.0

    You get 4 points for an A, 3 for a B, 2 for a C, 1 for a D, and of course 0 for an F. You just have to average out all your GPA points.

    My school does some weird stuff to the grading scale and GPA point assignment and I get something like this:
    English 101-4.5
    Weight Lifting-4.5
    Honors Alg 2-5.0
    French 2-4.0
    So my GPA is a 4.14 going by my school's point system. You get .5 extra for a '+' grade and an entire point for an Honors class.
  14. ExoCorsair

    ExoCorsair Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    3.1 unweighted, 3.57 weighted.

    I'm a freshman at Penn State (main campus) now, if that says anything.
  15. masterofthebass

    masterofthebass Premium Member

    May 13, 2007
    Denver, CO
    No idea unweighted, 3.2x weighted.

    Went to the same high school as ExoCorsair. But I decided to do music school, so my GPA/Course Load is really off the hook for my peers :p
  16. shelley

    shelley chang

    Apr 23, 2006
    Grading systems and course difficulty levels vary so much among schools GPA by itself is kind of a worthless measure. Colleges and grad schools have to take your school into consideration when evaluating your GPA. Asking other people what their GPA is/was when they were in school doesn't tell you very much.
  17. CAT13

    CAT13 Member

    May 24, 2008
    Cincinnati(ish), OH
    I'm in 10th grade and I think my GPA is around 3.4-3.6 (weighted) but I'm not sure. I should be getting my report card soon. What makes me mad, though, is that my chemistry class isn't weighted, but it is a higher level of science than most 10th graders take. And also the stupid 93%+ gets an A, but in other nearby school districts 90%+ gets and A.
  18. joey

    joey Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    What GCSE's did you guys get? What about A-levels?
  19. Escher

    Escher Babby

    Jul 23, 2008
    A x5
    B x 2
    C x 1
    i dont like languages, especially not german (no insult intended for german people; i generally dont like what i am awful at).
    A, B, B, C, C at AS. didnt do any work...
    hopefully AAB at A2, using retakes to push up the first C and the Bs to As/Bs, and then doing well in the exams...
    what about you joey?

  20. CharlieCooper

    CharlieCooper Premium Member

    Mar 18, 2008
    UK - Bristol
    5A* 3A 2B 2C 2D (Ds were science :p)
    AS 6A
    A2 5A

    our system is easier:p

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