NCS grades spin-off

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Anonymous wrote:NCS calculates GPAs the same way that almost all school districts, colleges and universities do.

They take the final letter grade for each course, assign the GPA (0.0 to 4.0) to that course and then average that course's GPA with the GPA of the rest of the courses, weighing semester and year-long courses appropriately. They do not give any extra weight to honors or AP courses so max obtainable GPA is a 4.0.

There was a wacky poster on here the other night who was arguing for some alternative form of calculation that I have never heard of before. In case the poster comes back and this post is then deleted, rest assured that NCS does standard GPA calculation. Or call admissions and they'll confirm.


Incorrect. All other top schools in the area do it differently. Your information is factually incorrect.


It's done the same way at DCPS, MCPS and FCPS. All 3 major school districts calculate GPA like NCS does. The weigh for honors and AP but the calculations are done the same way.



OP here. Wow this is surprising. Why would NCS be an outlier here? Have parents complained to the school?
Not a NCS parent, but different all girls school parent. I can’t believe this is your argument to defend this practice. In what world, is FCPS and Montgomery County with its rampant grade inflation plus bumps for honors and and AP, equivalent to NCS? They aren’t remotely the same. Compare NCS to its peer schools.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:NCS calculates GPAs the same way that almost all school districts, colleges and universities do.

They take the final letter grade for each course, assign the GPA (0.0 to 4.0) to that course and then average that course's GPA with the GPA of the rest of the courses, weighing semester and year-long courses appropriately. They do not give any extra weight to honors or AP courses so max obtainable GPA is a 4.0.

There was a wacky poster on here the other night who was arguing for some alternative form of calculation that I have never heard of before. In case the poster comes back and this post is then deleted, rest assured that NCS does standard GPA calculation. Or call admissions and they'll confirm.


This is really unnecessary to name call. We like NCS and are happy there but we also do not think the way they convert number grades given on the report card. Many parents in the senior class and last year's graduating class have also expressed it put their daughters at a disadvantage. You can like a school but disagree with a policy. There is always room for change and improvement and if parents that have gone through the process are saying it put their daughters at a disadvantage then I believe them.
Anonymous
I’m an NCS parent and I don’t think the school cares. The grading is wild. It is very teacher specific. Getting an A from some teachers is like getting blood from a stone but others give them more freely. You just hope you get certain teachers for certain classes!
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:NCS calculates GPAs the same way that almost all school districts, colleges and universities do.

They take the final letter grade for each course, assign the GPA (0.0 to 4.0) to that course and then average that course's GPA with the GPA of the rest of the courses, weighing semester and year-long courses appropriately. They do not give any extra weight to honors or AP courses so max obtainable GPA is a 4.0.

There was a wacky poster on here the other night who was arguing for some alternative form of calculation that I have never heard of before. In case the poster comes back and this post is then deleted, rest assured that NCS does standard GPA calculation. Or call admissions and they'll confirm.


Incorrect. All other top schools in the area do it differently. Your information is factually incorrect.


It's done the same way at DCPS, MCPS and FCPS. All 3 major school districts calculate GPA like NCS does. The weigh for honors and AP but the calculations are done the same way.


Please stop posting on private forum about how they do things in your public school. It has zero relevance here.


Pls stop assuming that, because a PP has a wider experience of the world than you do, that they do not have a child in a private school. Makes you look like you live in a bubble.

Anonymous
Parents in this forum compare their schools to public schools all the time. When it suits them.

Anonymous
Maret's does things the exact same way as NCS.

Sidwell, GDS and Potomac calculate course grades the same way NCS does (putting only letter grades on the transcript) and they deviate from NCS/Maret in that they don't put down a overall GPA.

STA calculates course grades the same way as NCS does (putting only letter grades on the transcript) but they put down an overall numeric GPA.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:NCS calculates GPAs the same way that almost all school districts, colleges and universities do.

They take the final letter grade for each course, assign the GPA (0.0 to 4.0) to that course and then average that course's GPA with the GPA of the rest of the courses, weighing semester and year-long courses appropriately. They do not give any extra weight to honors or AP courses so max obtainable GPA is a 4.0.

There was a wacky poster on here the other night who was arguing for some alternative form of calculation that I have never heard of before. In case the poster comes back and this post is then deleted, rest assured that NCS does standard GPA calculation. Or call admissions and they'll confirm.


Incorrect. All other top schools in the area do it differently. Your information is factually incorrect.


It's done the same way at DCPS, MCPS and FCPS. All 3 major school districts calculate GPA like NCS does. The weigh for honors and AP but the calculations are done the same way.


Please stop posting on private forum about how they do things in your public school. It has zero relevance here.


Pls stop assuming that, because a PP has a wider experience of the world than you do, that they do not have a child in a private school. Makes you look like you live in a bubble.



NP. Wider experience=knowing how a bunch of public schools calculated their inflated GPAs?
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:NCS calculates GPAs the same way that almost all school districts, colleges and universities do.

They take the final letter grade for each course, assign the GPA (0.0 to 4.0) to that course and then average that course's GPA with the GPA of the rest of the courses, weighing semester and year-long courses appropriately. They do not give any extra weight to honors or AP courses so max obtainable GPA is a 4.0.

There was a wacky poster on here the other night who was arguing for some alternative form of calculation that I have never heard of before. In case the poster comes back and this post is then deleted, rest assured that NCS does standard GPA calculation. Or call admissions and they'll confirm.


Incorrect. All other top schools in the area do it differently. Your information is factually incorrect.


It's done the same way at DCPS, MCPS and FCPS. All 3 major school districts calculate GPA like NCS does. The weigh for honors and AP but the calculations are done the same way.


Please stop posting on private forum about how they do things in your public school. It has zero relevance here.


Pls stop assuming that, because a PP has a wider experience of the world than you do, that they do not have a child in a private school. Makes you look like you live in a bubble.



NP. Wider experience=knowing how a bunch of public schools calculated their inflated GPAs?


Yes. Better to be ignorant? This is your competition come college application time.

Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:Maret's does things the exact same way as NCS.

Sidwell, GDS and Potomac calculate course grades the same way NCS does (putting only letter grades on the transcript) and they deviate from NCS/Maret in that they don't put down a overall GPA.

STA calculates course grades the same way as NCS does (putting only letter grades on the transcript) but they put down an overall numeric GPA.

Maret his not a Big 3. So it appears NCS is the only Big 3 putting the 4.0 scale GPA on the transcript.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:NCS calculates GPAs the same way that almost all school districts, colleges and universities do.

They take the final letter grade for each course, assign the GPA (0.0 to 4.0) to that course and then average that course's GPA with the GPA of the rest of the courses, weighing semester and year-long courses appropriately. They do not give any extra weight to honors or AP courses so max obtainable GPA is a 4.0.

There was a wacky poster on here the other night who was arguing for some alternative form of calculation that I have never heard of before. In case the poster comes back and this post is then deleted, rest assured that NCS does standard GPA calculation. Or call admissions and they'll confirm.


Incorrect. All other top schools in the area do it differently. Your information is factually incorrect.


It's done the same way at DCPS, MCPS and FCPS. All 3 major school districts calculate GPA like NCS does. The weigh for honors and AP but the calculations are done the same way.


Please stop posting on private forum about how they do things in your public school. It has zero relevance here.


Pls stop assuming that, because a PP has a wider experience of the world than you do, that they do not have a child in a private school. Makes you look like you live in a bubble.



NP. Wider experience=knowing how a bunch of public schools calculated their inflated GPAs?


Yes. Better to be ignorant? This is your competition come college application time.



NP. Not really in our experience going through the process. Friends' kids with 13-14 AP's and 4.2 GPA's from public did not get admitted to the same schools as my kid did so it is different.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:NCS calculates GPAs the same way that almost all school districts, colleges and universities do.

They take the final letter grade for each course, assign the GPA (0.0 to 4.0) to that course and then average that course's GPA with the GPA of the rest of the courses, weighing semester and year-long courses appropriately. They do not give any extra weight to honors or AP courses so max obtainable GPA is a 4.0.

There was a wacky poster on here the other night who was arguing for some alternative form of calculation that I have never heard of before. In case the poster comes back and this post is then deleted, rest assured that NCS does standard GPA calculation. Or call admissions and they'll confirm.


Incorrect. All other top schools in the area do it differently. Your information is factually incorrect.


It's done the same way at DCPS, MCPS and FCPS. All 3 major school districts calculate GPA like NCS does. The weigh for honors and AP but the calculations are done the same way.


Please stop posting on private forum about how they do things in your public school. It has zero relevance here.


Pls stop assuming that, because a PP has a wider experience of the world than you do, that they do not have a child in a private school. Makes you look like you live in a bubble.



NP. Wider experience=knowing how a bunch of public schools calculated their inflated GPAs?


Yes. Better to be ignorant? This is your competition come college application time.



NP. Not really in our experience going through the process. Friends' kids with 13-14 AP's and 4.2 GPA's from public did not get admitted to the same schools as my kid did so it is different.



Then why the whining about public school grade inflation and how disadvantaged NCS girls are wrt GPA calculation? They are getting into good schools anyway, right?


Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:NCS calculates GPAs the same way that almost all school districts, colleges and universities do.

They take the final letter grade for each course, assign the GPA (0.0 to 4.0) to that course and then average that course's GPA with the GPA of the rest of the courses, weighing semester and year-long courses appropriately. They do not give any extra weight to honors or AP courses so max obtainable GPA is a 4.0.

There was a wacky poster on here the other night who was arguing for some alternative form of calculation that I have never heard of before. In case the poster comes back and this post is then deleted, rest assured that NCS does standard GPA calculation. Or call admissions and they'll confirm.


Incorrect. All other top schools in the area do it differently. Your information is factually incorrect.


It's done the same way at DCPS, MCPS and FCPS. All 3 major school districts calculate GPA like NCS does. The weigh for honors and AP but the calculations are done the same way.


Please stop posting on private forum about how they do things in your public school. It has zero relevance here.


Pls stop assuming that, because a PP has a wider experience of the world than you do, that they do not have a child in a private school. Makes you look like you live in a bubble.



NP. Wider experience=knowing how a bunch of public schools calculated their inflated GPAs?


Yes. Better to be ignorant? This is your competition come college application time.



NP. Not really in our experience going through the process. Friends' kids with 13-14 AP's and 4.2 GPA's from public did not get admitted to the same schools as my kid did so it is different.



Then why the whining about public school grade inflation and how disadvantaged NCS girls are wrt GPA calculation? They are getting into good schools anyway, right?




Different privates that does not use the same grade conversion to 4.0 scale as NCS does. They do not put GPA on transcript. Colleges can see for themselves.
Anonymous
MCS, Sidwell, Maret, GDS, Potomac and STA all report course grades the same on the transcript (as letter grades).

The only difference is whether or not they post a final GPA. NCS and Maret do (on a 4.0 scale) STA does (on a 100 scale), Sidwell, GDS and Potomac do not.

how does this matter if colleges all recalculate GPAs anyway? (They generally remove art, music and religion classes)
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:NCS calculates GPAs the same way that almost all school districts, colleges and universities do.

They take the final letter grade for each course, assign the GPA (0.0 to 4.0) to that course and then average that course's GPA with the GPA of the rest of the courses, weighing semester and year-long courses appropriately. They do not give any extra weight to honors or AP courses so max obtainable GPA is a 4.0.

There was a wacky poster on here the other night who was arguing for some alternative form of calculation that I have never heard of before. In case the poster comes back and this post is then deleted, rest assured that NCS does standard GPA calculation. Or call admissions and they'll confirm.


Incorrect. All other top schools in the area do it differently. Your information is factually incorrect.


It's done the same way at DCPS, MCPS and FCPS. All 3 major school districts calculate GPA like NCS does. The weigh for honors and AP but the calculations are done the same way.


Please stop posting on private forum about how they do things in your public school. It has zero relevance here.


Pls stop assuming that, because a PP has a wider experience of the world than you do, that they do not have a child in a private school. Makes you look like you live in a bubble.



NP. Wider experience=knowing how a bunch of public schools calculated their inflated GPAs?


Yes. Better to be ignorant? This is your competition come college application time.



NP. Not really in our experience going through the process. Friends' kids with 13-14 AP's and 4.2 GPA's from public did not get admitted to the same schools as my kid did so it is different.



Then why the whining about public school grade inflation and how disadvantaged NCS girls are wrt GPA calculation? They are getting into good schools anyway, right?




Your communication style is very basic. Expressing concern about a policy is not "whining" as you say.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:NCS calculates GPAs the same way that almost all school districts, colleges and universities do.

They take the final letter grade for each course, assign the GPA (0.0 to 4.0) to that course and then average that course's GPA with the GPA of the rest of the courses, weighing semester and year-long courses appropriately. They do not give any extra weight to honors or AP courses so max obtainable GPA is a 4.0.

There was a wacky poster on here the other night who was arguing for some alternative form of calculation that I have never heard of before. In case the poster comes back and this post is then deleted, rest assured that NCS does standard GPA calculation. Or call admissions and they'll confirm.


Incorrect. All other top schools in the area do it differently. Your information is factually incorrect.


It's done the same way at DCPS, MCPS and FCPS. All 3 major school districts calculate GPA like NCS does. The weigh for honors and AP but the calculations are done the same way.


Please stop posting on private forum about how they do things in your public school. It has zero relevance here.


Pls stop assuming that, because a PP has a wider experience of the world than you do, that they do not have a child in a private school. Makes you look like you live in a bubble.



NP. Wider experience=knowing how a bunch of public schools calculated their inflated GPAs?


Yes. Better to be ignorant? This is your competition come college application time.



NP. Not really in our experience going through the process. Friends' kids with 13-14 AP's and 4.2 GPA's from public did not get admitted to the same schools as my kid did so it is different.



Then why the whining about public school grade inflation and how disadvantaged NCS girls are wrt GPA calculation? They are getting into good schools anyway, right?




Different privates that does not use the same grade conversion to 4.0 scale as NCS does. They do not put GPA on transcript. Colleges can see for themselves.


Then what is the issue?
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