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Grades & 4 Year College Opportunity

Years Required>

Typical:

1 World &

1 US History

 

4

 

3

4 Recommended

Typical: 1 Life

1 Physical

Proficiency through

2nd Year+

1 of

same course

 

1

a-g Subjects > Social Science English Math Lab Science World Language Fine Art 'G' a-g Elective

A

Most Competitive Most Competitive

Most Competitive

Most Competitive

Most Competitive

Most Competitive Most Competitive

B

Reasonably Competitive

Reasonably Competitive

Reasonably Competitive

Reasonably Competitive

Reasonably Competitive

Reasonably Competitive

Reasonably Competitive

C

Eligible Eligible Eligible Eligible Eligible Eligible Eligible

D

Not eligible; alternate possible

Not eligible

Validate with C or better in 2nd half Not eligible; alternate possible Validate with C or better in 2nd half Not eligible; alternate possible Not eligible; alternate possible

F

Not eligible;

No Credit

Not eligible; No Credit

Not eligible;

No Credit

Not eligible;

No Credit

Not eligible;

No Credit

Not eligible;

No Credit

Not eligible;

No Credit

(D- or better grades satisfy high school graduation credit requirements)

  • GPA (Grade Point Average): numeric values assigned to letter grades for averaging
    • ​A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0, F = 0
  • College Application GPA:
    • ​Determined by grades in college prep courses from summer before 10th through summer after 11th
    • Exact same course remediation of D or F grades usually replaces the lower grade in GPA calculation
      • C- or better grades stand as is and cannot be improved
  • AP, IB Courses & Weighted GPA: Colleges often add a 1.0 point increase for grades of A, B, or C
    • Limited to (8) semesters in UC/CSU system; max of (2) from 10th grade
    • Strong AP/IB test scores can generate college credit (uniquely interpreted by each college)​
  • Colleges evaluate rigor of coursework along with grades
  • Selective colleges closely monitor 12th grade performance, and may also review 9th grade
  • Electives are typically college prep courses in excess of subject graduation requirements
  • College acceptance is conditional until post graduation transcript verification