What 8th graders really want to know about high school....
Here are the answers to those questions directly from high school students, who are the REAL experts on making this important transition.
How important is the freshman GPA?
In high school, your GPA is
very important because it will be a reported to colleges on your transcript
reflecting your academic performance. Your GPA is a way that colleges can track
the progression of your academics through out all four year of high school. As
a freshman, you want to work towards getting the highest GPA you can achieve.
Colleges understand that freshman year is a big and sometimes difficult
transition, but they will still be counting that score. They like to see a gradual
increase year-to-year to show that as a student you are working hard, and take
school seriously. Large increases in any one's GPA is hard to pull off and
straining on the student. A good freshman year GPA sets a strong foundation for
what the coming years will look like academically. It is also useful to see for yourself how you
achieved the GPA you did. Good GPA's take hard work and time. Keeping up or
creating good studying habits and a balanced schedule is a good start to
getting there. Starting high school can be difficult, but just remember to
work hard and do your best! Good luck!