The Kolbe Academy GPA is calculated using the semester grades from academic coursework only. An academic course comes from an academic subject area such as theology, literature, history, math, etc. Academic courses such as these receive 10 credits per year, or 5 credits per semester. Both a semester GPA and cumulative GPA are indicated on the transcript. Kolbe does not weight the GPA for Honors coursework. The grades from each semester are given a grade point value on the 4.0 scale:
Non-academic courses are not calculated into the student's GPA. A non-academic course includes Physical Education, Music, Art, Computer Applications etc. Courses such as theses receive 5 credits per year or 2.5 credits per semester on the high school transcript.