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Grading Scale and Credits

A scale for grades and credits should be included with any submitted transcript. Colleges don’t regard one grading or credit scale more highly than another (so there is no advantage to a scale that assigns more credits or higher GPA’s to honors or AP courses), but colleges do need to see a scale for how your transcript assigns credits and calculates GPA so the college can “normalize” your transcript relative to other transcripts.

TPS transcripts and grade reports list the number of credits for each course. In general, one high school course is one high school academic credit, regardless of whether the course is standard, honors, AP or dual college credit (a dual college credit course may provide three or more college credits and only one high school credit because the credit systems are different). Some TPS courses taken prior to high school can be used for HS credit. Some HS courses are two courses combined (e.g., a History + Literature + Writing course is a history credit and an English credit). A few of our elective courses are not available for accredited academic credit. Credits for each course are listed in the course details for that course.

TPS provides transcripts and grade reports with percentage scores, not letter grades. Families can take our percentage scores and report letter grades in whatever format and scale is appropriate for their current context. When TPS provides a letter-graded transcript, the following letter grade scale is used:

A 100-94 4.0
A- 93-90 3.67
B+ 89-87 3.33
B 86-83 3.0
B- 82-80 2.67
C+ 79-77 2.33
C 76-73 2.0
C- 72-70 1.67
D+ 69-67 1.33
D 66-63 1.0
D- 62-60 0.67
F 59 and below is given no credit or value on the GPA scale

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