I am happy to provide the help that Scott Chadwick requested in his recent letter to the editor about mediocrity. His uneducated guess about the value of GPA points was way off base. First, 4 points does not equal 100 and 2 points does not equal 50.
Points are awarded in the following manner: Students get 4 points for each A, 3 points for each B, 2 points for each C, and 1 point for each D. Students who fail a course receive zero or no points at all. The letter system varies in how much students have to score to receive a letter grade. For some, an A would be anything between 90 and 100. Others begin that category at 91, 92 or 93.
Another factor to consider is that awarding the HOPE scholarship under the guidelines proposed by state Rep. Stacey Evans would apply to those wishing to attend technical or trade schools. The hope is that we will be supporting those who wish to obtain job skills to become happy, productive, tax-paying members of society.