A weighted grading scale designed to lure more students into higher-level classes will begin in Nashville public high schools when the school year starts next week.
The newly adopted 5.0 scale allows points to be added to classes in the honors, dual enrollment, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs because those classes are more rigorous than others. The change will allow students to have a grade-point average higher than the 4.0 that traditionally has been considered the highest attainable score in a class.
The change, which was announced Monday, will be “a safety net” for students who have zealously protected their GPA, said Jay Steele, associate superintendent for high schools. Click here to read the full article.