Class Rank/Grade Point Average
Class rank is based on an accumulative grade point average that is calculated at the end of the semester. Mt. Zion High School computes both weighted and unweighted GPA's and ranks-in-class. The unweighted GPA uses the traditional 4.0 scale:
A 4 points A Superior (90-100) B 3 points B Above Average (80-89) C 2 points C Average (70-79) D 1 point D Below Average (60-69) F 0 points F Poor (0-59)
Mt. Zion High School uses an "Add-On" system to calculate GPA using weighted grades. To compute GPA for weighted grades, first calculate the student's GPA using the traditional 4.0 scale. Then, for each year-long weighted course that the student passed, add .04 to the GPA. For each semester-long weighted, passed course, add .02 to the calculated GPA.
Weighted & Advanced Placement Courses English Advanced English I Advanced English II Advanced English III English Literature & Composition (AP) English Literature & Composition (AP) Foreign Language Spanish III, IV Spanish Language & Culture (AP) German III, IV French III, IV, & V
Advanced Algebra II Calculus I (AP-AB) Pre-Calculus Calculus II (AP-BC) Probability & Statistics Applied Statistics
Physics I (AP) Biology (AP) Chemistry (AP) Anatomy & Physiology Adv. Chemistry Social Science African American Experience Psychology U.S. History (AP) Ancient World History Vocational Adv. Computers Management Systems Accounting II