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Prep is Intellectual

We challenge every individual to value learning, thinking, and critical inquiry. The teachers educate students and inspire them! #Golden Links

Prep is Spiritual

In the words of Pope John Paul II, the mission of the Catholic school is "to communicate Christ." At the Prep we manifest peace, love, and respect for the individual in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. #Golden Links

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Principal's Newsletter


Principal's Newsletter

October 2019

When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word ‘succeed,’ you find that it simply means to follow through.
F.W. Nichol

Important upcoming dates:

  • November 1st – Feast of All Saints – School Closed
  • November 4th - Thanksgiving Drive begins
  • November 7th – Final Day of Quarter 1
  • November 11th – Veterans Day – School Closed
  • November 14th – Parent Teacher conference: 3pm-5pm; 6pm-8pm
  • November 28th – Happy Thanksgiving – School Closed

From the desk of Mr. Castellano:

GRADE POINT AVERAGES (GPAs)

Student GPAs are displayed on a number of reports and screens. The information below will assist you in understanding what each one represents.

QUARTERLY GPA and QUARTERLY HONOR ROLL
At the end of each quarterly marking period, we calculate the average for that quarter and generate the Quarterly Honor Roll. If a student is on the Honor Roll for a particular quarter, a notation is made on the bottom of the emailed report card. We also post the most recent Quarterly Honor Roll in the school lobby.

The quarterly GPA is determined by adding the grade for all classes and dividing by the number of classes (not credits). The quarterly GPA is not weighted; every class carries the same weight and quality points for honors and A.P. classes are not included. The quarterly GPA is not listed on the transcript.

TRANSCRIPT GPA
At the end of each semester and the end of the school year, we calculate the Transcript (or cumulative) GPA. This is the student’s GPA for his or her entire career at Prep, and it is listed on the student’s transcript. The Transcript GPA changes every time a course is successfully completed. It is located at the bottom of the Grades and Attendance screen on the Parent Portal as “Current Transcript GPA.” This is the method by which we calculate the Transcript GPA:

  • The grade for every class is included in the GPA.
  • Each grade is weighted by the number of credits it carries. For example, English 9 is a 1-credit class, so the grade for that class carries its full weight: 90 x 1.0 = 90. Physical Education 9 is a half-credit class, so that grade is counted half: 90 x 0.5 = 45.
  • Every honors class receives 4 quality points added to the final grade for that class; each A.P. class receives 6 quality points. These extra points are reflected in the Transcript GPA but do not appear in the final grade on the report card or transcript. For example, a student who earns 92% in English 9 honors will have 96% added into the calculation for his or her GPA; 92% will appear as the final grade for English 9 honors.
  • We add all these numbers together and divide by the number of credits (not courses) to compute the student’s Transcript (cumulative) GPA.

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