If you fear you're off to summer school, ease the stress of uncertainty with some simple math and know when to seek help with your grades.
You Will Need
* A four point grading scale
* Recent grades
* A pen and paper
* A calculator
Step 1: Find a grading scale
Find a four-point grading scale that assigns a point value from four to zero for every possible grade.
Most schools in the United States use a four-point scale, where A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, and E=0. If you're unsure ask your teacher or an administrator.
Step 2: Collect recent grades
Collect the most recent grades you can by asking your teacher or an office administrator.
Step 3: Record the point value for each grade
Write down the correct point value next to each grade using the four-point scale.
Step 4: Add the points together
Add up all the points and write down the total.
Step 5: Calculate the average
Calculate the average by dividing the total by the number of grades you added together. This is your GPA.
Fact: A recent poll found that 53 percent of parents said they are relieved when summer vacation is over and their kids head back to school.