District updates GPA policy for Class of 2025

September 27, 2021 — by Viraaj Reddi

On Aug. 30, the administration announced an updated GPA policy that will be in effect starting with the Class of 2025. The updated policy will standardize GPA calculations between Los Gatos High and Saratoga High. 

Saratoga’s previous GPA calculation policy did not weigh honors or AP courses taken outside the district on a 5-point scale, and any accredited course could be added to a student’s transcript by request.

The updated policy, however, will weigh any outside AP and Honors courses — excluding community college courses — that also exist within the district on a 5-point scale. In addition, courses taken outside of the school can now only be added to a student transcript if the course is necessary for graduation or fulfilling University of California or California State University application requirements. 

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