KnowHow2GO Handbook

WHAT IS “GPA” AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? The measure of success at school is your GPA. Each grade that you get is assigned a point value: A = 4.0 B = 3.0 C = 2.0 Fill in the blank fields on this sample report card and calculate this student’s GPA.


Grade Score


Total points _____ divided by total number of classes _______ = ________ GPA. Many scholarships require a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Would you qualify? _________________ If yes, how did you achieve this accomplishment? If no, how can you make your GPA higher? ___________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________ __________________________



English Science

B Social Studies B Spanish C Total


GET INVOLVED. Preparing for college isn’t all about grades! Get involved in your school and community, too. This will help you:

• Qualify for more scholarships • Show colleges that you’re a well-rounded student

• Explore your career interests • Work with adults who can help enrich your life

Activities might include school clubs, student council, band or choir, sports, scouting, volunteer work, or youth groups.

If you take tough classes, earn good grades, and get involved, you’ll set yourself up for scholarships in the future.


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