Weighted GPA - Launching Fall 2019

  • Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, Fraser High School will weigh certain classes with a higher GPA. A full list of eligible classes is below. These classes are either on a 4.5 or 5.0 scale.

    This move helps to alleviate the risk of taking a more challenging course. Because the overall GPA scale is higher for these courses, a lower final grade in a course with a weighted GPA is comparable to a higher grade in a course with a 4.0 scale. For example, a 'B' in a regular course is worth 3.0. In an accelerated course, it is worth 3.5 and in an AP course it is worth 4.0.

    Students at Fraser High School will also be on a more level playing field with surrounding schools. Many other districts in Macomb County and across Michigan already have weighted GPA.

    Before implementing a weighted GPA system, we researched scholarship opportunities at many local colleges and universities. A weighted GPA will provide more opportunities for FHS students to qualify for and attain scholarships. For more information on scholarships, please visit our Scholarship page.


    To help students determine how a course with weighted GPA will affect their overall grade, please click on the button below. 

    GPA Calculator Button


    We have compiled a list of courses with a weighted GPA. For questions or further information, please contact your counselor.

AP Courses

  • 5.0 MAX
    AP English Language and Composition 11A/B
    AP English Literature and Composition 12A/B
    AP Calculus A/B
    AP Biology A/B
    College Chemistry A/B
    AP French A/B
    AP Spanish A/B
    AP Computer Science Principles A/B
    AP Economics
    AP Government
    AP Psychology
    Hybrid AP US History A/B
    AP European HIstory
    AP Art History A/B
    Hybrid AP Studio Art A/B

Accelerated Courses

  • 4.5 Max
    Accelerated English 9A/B
    Accelerated English 10A/B
    Accelerated Geometry A/B
    Accelerated Algebra 2A/B
    Accelerated Intro to Calc A/B
    Accelerated Chemistry A/B
    Accelerated Physics A/B
    Accelerated French 3A/B
    Accelerated French 4A/B
    Accelerated German 3A/B
    Accelerated German 4A/B
    Accelerated Spanish 3A/B
    Accelerated Spanish 4A/B

MMSTC/Butcher


  • 5.0 max
    AP Chem A&B M/S
    AP Bio A&B M/S
    AP Physics A&B M/S
    AP Calc AB A&B M/S 
    AP Calc BC A&B M/S
    AP Stats A&B M/S

    4.5 max
    Biology 1 A&B M/S
    Chem 1 A&B M/S
    Physics AC A&B M/S
    Geometry A&B M/S
    Trig A&B M/S
    Pre Calc A&B M/S

    4.0 max
    Interdiscip Sty A&B M/S
    Interdiscip Sty 2A&B M/S
    Interdiscip Sty 3A&B M/S
    Interdiscip Sty 4A&B M/S

Grading Scales

  • Regular Course

    Accelerated Course

    AP Course

    A

    4.000

    A

    4.500

    A

    5.000

    A-

    3.667

    A-

    4.167

    A-

    4.667

    B+

    3.333

    B+

    3.833

    B+

    4.333

    B

    3.000

    B

    3.500

    B

    4.000

    B-

    2.667

    B-

    3.167

    B-

    3.667

    C+

    2.333

    C+

    2.833

    C+

    3.333

    C

    2.000

    C

    2.500

    C

    3.000

    C-

    1.667

    C-

    2.167

    C-

    2.667

    D+

    1.333

    D+

    1.833

    D+

    2.333

    D

    1.000

    D

    1.500

    D

    2.000

    D-

    0.667

    D-

    1.167

    D-

    1.667

    F

    0.000

    F

    0.000

    F

    0.000