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.