By Rajkamal Rao
Chances are that you did not. It's not your fault. The U.S. public school reporting system is designed to only present earned percentage grades for each subject taken - but important details such as the weighted average GPA and class rank are buried as metrics at the bottom of the year end grade report. Unfortunately, it is these metrics that matter in college admissions! And academic decisions cannot always wait until the end of the year when official GPA numbers are published - mid-year corrections are often necessary.
We present a low-cost service where we build a spreadsheet model tailored for your child. Much like the Apple Watch or Fitbit, this allows you to compute a running total of the weighted average GPA as your student completes each high school semester.
It is an invaluable tool which lets you track exactly how your student is doing before the district tells you how he or she is doing. More importantly, you can set GPA goals for your child and help him/her get to them through intelligent course selections. Or you could play around with different courses to perform "sensitivity analysis", such as, "how would my GPA change if I were to replace a more difficult AP course in a topic that I don't like with an Honors course in a subject that I love?"
The cost of our service is $49. If you're interested, simply fill out the form below and we will bill you when we deliver the sheet. The workbook is yours to keep.
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