GPA and Class Rank

GPA and Class Rank

Grade Point Average-GPA

The Grading Scale used in Orange County Public Schools is based on a 0-100 scale as follows:

A 90-100

B 80-89

C 70-79

D 60-69

F 0-59

Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated on a semester basis however only final grades count towards a student's official GPA. Students receive updated grades through official report cards four times per year; grades from semester are used to calculate GPA and recalculated after Quarter 4 with final grades. Students receive both a weighted and unweighted GPA.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)

Cumulative GPAs are based on final grades only. This average is computed by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of courses attempted.

Unweighted (The GPA used for graduation and course requirements)

Weighted Courses (Honors and Pre-AICE courses)

Weighted Courses (AP, AICE, and Dual Enrollment College and Vocational courses)


A = 4

B = 3

C = 2

D = 1

F = 0


A = 5

B = 4

C = 3

D = 1

F = 0


A = 6

B = 5

C = 4

D = 1

F = 0


Class Rank

Class rank is generated twice per year for 11th and 12th-grade students. One calculation occurs during the first quarter of the school year (around September) and the second during third quarter (around February). Valedictorian, Salutatorian and other class ranks are determined using the weighted rank at the end of the seventh semester (February of 12th grade).

We will only have one Valedictorian and one Salutatorian. The Valedictorian and Salutatorian will be the students who hold the highest weighted GPA based on the courses taken prior to the date of the official class rank to include all high school course work. Courses taken in middle school for high school credit as well as any courses taken on-line or any dual enrollment courses will be included in these calculations if submitted prior to the class rank calculations. The Valedictorian will be the one student with the highest weighted GPA. The Salutatorian will be the student with the second highest weighted GPA. If two or more students have identical GPAs when calculated to the third decimal place, all students with identical GPAs will be recognized for that recognition.