HOW DO I READ MY TRANSCRIPT?
HOW DO I READ MY TRANSCRIPT?
Understanding your transcripts
What is this
paper in front
What is a transcript?
transcript is an official record
of ALL courses you have taken thus
far in high school. It is an important
document that will go to colleges
It is EXTREMELY important that your
transcript is correct.
For the next few minutes, we will
review your transcript.
first at the top of the transcript and
be sure that your address and student
number are correct. If you need to make
corrections, please email them to your
the far right at the top of the
transcript, you will see your weighted
and unweighted GPA listed. These will be
updated every January and every May.
weighted GPA includes points for
honors and AP classes and the
unweighted GPA is based on the exact
grades that you made in your courses.
Your courses are
listed in order of
subjects. In the
first category, you will
see all of the English
classes you have
taken thus far. For
first time freshmen,
there should only be
one course. For most
12th graders, there
will be 4 courses
listed under English.
beside the course
that you took the
column is the
grade that you
made in the class,
the third column
or not there was
weight added and
the final column is
the amount of
credit you earned
for the class.
For each passed
class, you should
credit. If you
passed the class, but
did not earn credit,
you may have
missed 7 or more
days during the
semester. You should
apply for an
if you are missing
credits can you earn
many credits do
you need to
should earn at least 3
credits each semester and
6 each year. If you take
courses through credit
connect, online or at Night
School, you can earn more
must have at least 23
credits to graduate.
How is my GPA
are 2 types of GPA, a numerical
GPA and a point system GPA. Cherokee
County uses a numerical GPA and the
weighted numerical GPA is used to
calculate your rank in your graduating
The numerical GPA
Your numerical GPA is easy to determine.
Simply add all of your grades and divide by
the total number of grades to see how it
Electives are not included in the HOPE GPA
unless they are academic electives, such a
current issues, sociology, public speaking, and
a few others.
Most colleges use the same method as HOPE
when calculating your GPA.
If you have an 88 in a class, you should try hard
to push for 2 additional points so you will have
an A!! Then you will earn 4 points instead of
How do I calculate my HOPE
The HOPE program uses a point system GPA.
Every grade is converted to a 4,3,2,1 or zero
Let’s assume that you made the following
The State of Georgia calculates every
student’s final Hope GPA.
calculate the GPA for these grades,
add the total points and divide by 5 (the
number of academic courses you are
The total number of points is 10 divided by 5
= 2. This students HOPE GPA is a 2.0
year, all of the grades for all of
your academic courses are
included in determining your HOPE
a minute now using your
transcript and calculate your own
HOPE GPA to see where you stand.
ALL of your grades are
included on your transcript!!!
If you fail a class and make it up, earning
an A the second time, the F will still be on
Try to do your best at all times. This record
is a reflection of your effort and selfdiscipline!
Make it one you are
What can I do
if I need
Cherokee High School Credit
Connect Program utilizes Apex Online
Learning for credit recovery. This can be
used for credit recovery if a student has
failed a semester or entire year of a
9th Grade Lit.
Math 1, 2, 3
10th Grade Lit.
Math of Finance
Spanish 1 & 2
French 1 & 2
What do I do if…
transcript is incorrect?
I want to register for credit connect?
or E-mail your counselor!!
Students Lee- [email protected]