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Re: Weighting ACL and AP classes

Post by rocketman1555 » October 21st, 2008, 4:41 pm

the AP classes where i am are weighted up 2 points, so its on a 6 point scale, and we do rank because of the TX top 10% law, that state colleges have to accept anyone in the top 10% of their class

so most of the people at my school in the top 10% have higher than 4.0 GPA
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Re: Weighting ACL and AP classes

Post by dudeincolorado » October 21st, 2008, 6:33 pm

ok thats weird... because here CP is like a halfway point between honors and AP its almost just like AP except that its less rigorous and you cant get college credit
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Re: Weighting ACL and AP classes

Post by DeltaHat » October 21st, 2008, 6:39 pm

My high school was in Wake County, NC. There, AP courses were worth up to 6 points, honors (advanced) courses were worth up to 5 points, and regular courses were worth up to 4 points.

The top students had better than 5.0 gpas by their senior year.
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Re: Weighting ACL and AP classes

Post by gh » October 22nd, 2008, 3:22 pm

My school issues grades on a 100 point scale, does not weigh any courses, and does not rank students. Grade averages are done to the first decimal place. There is such a huge variation between levels of classes, class subjects, and teachers that class rankings and comparisons on "class difficulty" would be worthless. For example, we have classes that go one or two years beyond AP level, but it's not easy to say that multi-variate calculus should be worth the same as low-level computer graphics.

In addition, the students here with the highest grades are rarely the ones that are the smartest, since the high scorers tend to be the ones that a) take "easy" classes, b) find "easy" teachers, and c) learned to suck up and/or cheat (honor is a big problem here, IMHO).
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Re: Weighting ACL and AP classes

Post by rocketman1555 » October 22nd, 2008, 7:10 pm

at my school those with the highest grades are usually the ones that work the hardest, because of the ranking and gpa and etc. its hard to find easy teachers and most teachers don't accept suck ups
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Re: Weighting ACL and AP classes

Post by binary010101 » November 2nd, 2008, 4:37 pm

I'm from a (not-very) small town in Pennsylvania called Reading, and I go to Exeter High School.

Our weightings are:
Normal = 1.00
Honors = 1.01
Accelerated = 1.05
AP = 1.05 (1.10 if you take the AP exam)
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Re: Weighting ACL and AP classes

Post by smartkid222 » November 2nd, 2008, 4:44 pm

binary010101 wrote: Normal = 1.00
Honors = 1.01
That's barley anything for Honors.
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Re: Weighting ACL and AP classes

Post by Dark Sabre » November 2nd, 2008, 4:45 pm

My high school weighted AP courses with a 5 point scale.
Normal courses (ACL included) were on the 4 point scale.
I actually forget what we did with Honors courses :\

I think it worked our pretty well. Our stage was filled with people who had actually taken the harder classes, even if they got marginally lower grades in them.
The competition for the top three spots was pretty crazy though, since they were separated by basically nonexistent amounts.

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Re: Weighting ACL and AP classes

Post by binary010101 » November 2nd, 2008, 4:48 pm

smartkid222 wrote:
binary010101 wrote: Normal = 1.00
Honors = 1.01
That's barley anything for Honors.
Tell me about it.
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Re: Weighting ACL and AP classes

Post by rocketman1555 » November 2nd, 2008, 6:26 pm

that stinks, why do they bother weighting it
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