Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Terms to Know Every high school student should know the terms“GPA”and“transcript.” Grade Point Average (GPA) GPA is simply the average of a student’s semester (or end of term) grades, starting with the freshman year. Most high schools use a 4.0 scale in which an A=4, B=3, C=2, and D=1. Students who have all As have a 4.0 GPA. Students who have Bs in half their courses and Cs in the rest have a 2.5 GPA. Transcript A transcript is a copy of a student’s permanent high school record. It generally includes the following information:  grades and credits for each course completed, beginning with grade 9  current cumulative GPA and class rank  anticipated graduation date  state graduation test scores (if required)  college test scores (PSAT, ACT, SAT) Transcripts are used when an institution or group (college, scholarship committee, etc.) needs a copy of a student’s academic record. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle High School InfoGuide Academic Success – Item 692 Copyrighted Material 2016 Edition WOODBURN PRESS ©Copyright Woodburn Press LLC all rights reserved This digital publication was presented by: