# Confused About Calculating GPA for High School? Then Read This

If you are looking for tips on GPA calculation for high school, then this write-up will be a useful read.

EduZenith Staff

Last Updated: Jul 4, 2018

What is a GPA?

For those of you, who are new to the concept of calculating GPA, let's see, what is meant by a GPA. All schools have universally accepted a grade system to evaluate student performance in exams. As a cumulative aggregate of marks earned in the various types of tests conducted as part of a course, students are assigned grades by their teachers accordingly.

*'weight factor'*is introduced in the form of credit hours or credits allotted for the course or subject. While calculating, check which kind of GPA computation method is used in your educational institution..

Methods For Calculating High School GPA

As explained, there are primarily two methods of calculating GPA. One is simple average and second one is the weighted average. Lets see firstly the method of calculating GPA of simple average type first.

Simple Average

Firstly, get your grades earned for all courses and refer to the grade point values assigned for each grade. Usually they are assigned as A-5, B-4, C-3, D-1, F-0 or A-4, B-3, C-2, D-1, F-0. Note down the grade points scored by you. Next, add up all the grade point values and divide the total, by number of courses and voila! You have the GPA.

Weighted Average

Some high schools have a GPA calculated as a weighted average. In this case, the first part of the procedure is same as mentioned. You first find your grade points for every course and then also find out the credit hours or credits assigned for each course.