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  •  4.0 is the grade you (2+ / 0-)
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    kurt, side pocket

    will get, if you got all A's in regular, college-prepatory classes.

    At my daughter's school, if it's an honors class, an A is actually worth 5.0.

    And if it's an Advance Placement class, it's a 6.0.

    (At the school where I student-taught, the 'bonuses' are a bit less than that, but it is still possible to get more than a 4.0).

    It was like this when I was in high school, too, at a selective private HS in the early 80s.

    "Maybe: it's a vicious little word that could slay me"--Sara Bareilles

    by ChurchofBruce on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 08:24:02 PM PDT

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    •  We had a multiplier system. (2+ / 0-)
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      kurt, side pocket

      "Above-grade" classes had a weight of 1.1; "honors" or AP classes had a weight of 1.15. So it boosted your grade, but not as much as at your daughter's school. We also had a system that started out at A+ = 4.5, A = 4, B+ = 3.5, etc.

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