TJHSST GPA Calculation

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

How is Your Core GPA Calculated?

  • GPA is calculated using 7th grade final marks (report card grades) in math, science, English, and social studies and 1st Quarter 8th grade marks (report card grades) 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.

How is Your Math/Science GPA Calculated (Semifinalists Only)?

  • Math/Science GPA is calculated using math and science marks from 7th grade final marks 1st quarter 8th grade marks, and 2nd quarter 8th grade marks. 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/2nd quarter 8th grade marks each carry a quarter credit (.50 for the two quarters combined).
  • Courses are not weighted when GPA is calculated.
  • GPA is actual GPA. It is not rounded up or down.