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New Grading System Announced For Metro Schools

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Metro school officials have decided to give students who choose harder classes a GPA boost.

The school board announced on Monday a new grading scale which will weight AP classes more in their GPA calculation. For each AP class a student takes, they will earn an extra point and an extra half point for any dual-enrollment college courses they take.

"With this change students who challenge themselves academically will not only be better prepared for ACT or SAT and college, but will also be rewarded for their willingness to take on academic challenge," said Dr. Jesse Register, Director of Metro Schools.

The new scale will go into effect at the beginning of this school year. Officials hope this change will inspire students to take full advantage of the more demanding courses offered at Metro schools.

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