Students are encouraged to take challenging courses that prepare them for college and/or expose them to potential career interests.We recognize that the grades eanred do matter when students apply to colleges and scholarships. Therefore, courses awarding college credit are weighed at a value of 1.25. Types of weighted courses include:
- Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
- Concurrent enrollment courses (earn college credit while taking them in the high school environment), including CIS (University of MN), College Now (Southwest State University), and Pine Technical & Community College.
- Post-Secondary Education Options (PSEO).
Courses offered with weighted grades and the weight values can be found at this link. Please see Ranger U for additional information.
Weighted Grade Values
GradeNon-WeightedGradeValueWeightedGradeValue A 4.0 5.0 A- 3.7 4.625 B+ 3.3 4.125 B 3.0 3.75 B- 2.7 3.375 C+ 2.3 2.875 C 2.0 2.5 C- 1.7 2.125 D+ 1.3 1.625 D 1.0 1.25 D- .7 .875