So today I discovered that if DC1 gets a 90% in a non-honors class (like JV orchestra), that is a 3.0. Not a 4.0. Not a 3.5. A 3.0. DC1’s 99% in orchestra this semester is a 3.9. A 90% in an honors or AP class is a 4.0.
When I grew up, any kind of A was a 4.0 if there weren’t + or -. If there were + and – then an A+ and A were both 4.0 but an A- was like 3.67 and a B+ 3.33 or something. That’s the same way it still works in most colleges I’m acquainted with.
So at DC1’s high school, a kid can get straight As and have a 3.0.
That seems so weird to me.
Are all high schools doing it this way, or is DC1’s different? And will everything have to be recalculated when applying for colleges?