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November 5, 1998

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Why doesn't Lawrence High School have a weighted GPA?

Neither Lawrence High School nor Free State High School has a weighted grade-point average.

"There's never been a discussion in my tenure here," said Nettie Collins-Hart, director of curriculum for Lawrence Public Schools. "There's never been a serious proposal for it. I don't think there's a need for it."

Under a weighted GPA system, students who receive a lower grade in an advanced class would have their grade averaged with those receiving higher marks in regular classes. For example, a "B+" in an advanced class would be averaged the same as an "A" in a regular class in determining total grade-point average for transcripts.

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