TJHSST Admissions Eligibility GPA Calculation

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) Admissions - Eligibility

How is Your Core GPA Calculated?

  • GPA is calculated using 7th grade final marks (report card grades) and 1st Quarter 8th grade marks in math, science, English, and social studies. World language also is considered in this calculation if it is being taken for a full high school credit. We do not look at any other marks.
  • GPA is calculated using Fairfax County Public Schools' grading scale. Please be aware that when GPA is calculated, 7th grade marks carry a full credit (for the full year) and 1st Quarter 8th grade marks carry a quarter credit (.25 for the quarter of the year). 
  • The GPA is calculated during the Admissions process. Parents and students should contact the Admissions Office for assistance in calculating the GPA. Courses are not weighted when GPA is calculated.
  • GPA is actual GPA. It is not rounded up or down.

GPA Scale

  • A = 4.0
  • A- = 3.7
  • B+ = 3.3
  • B = 3.0
  • B- = 2.7
  • C+ = 2.3
  • C = 2.0
  • C- = 1.7
  • D+ = 1.3
  • D = 1.0
  • F = 0.0

Grading Scale (Secondary Grading and Reporting)

Numerical equivalencies and definitions of letter grades, for both the 100 point and 4 point scale. In addition, other marks that may appear on the report card are detailed.