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Official High School Transcripts

We consolidate high school coursework into a sealed, official transcript for students enrolled in our High School Diploma Program. We do not calculate grades or assign credits for parent created curriculum. Credits and grades for core courses must be documented on official school transcripts, and grades and credits earned for extracurricular activities must be assigned by the person supervising the student's activity.

Aspiring Heights Academy transcripts identify our school, the student, courses taken, and credits and grades earned. Official transcripts are signed, sealed, and sent directly from our school to another school, college or agency.

Our transcripts include the following:

  • Personal information, including the student's name, date of birth, and student number;
  • Course information, including the course name and number, when the course was taken; the grade and credit earned; and yearly and cumulative grade point averages; and
  • Other academic information, including a credit summary, the student's graduation date and diploma earned, community service hours, and a list of schools where high school credits were earned.

There is no charge for official high school transcripts requested prior to graduation. There is a small processing fee for transcripts requested after graduation. To request an official high school transcript, click here.

Grade Point Average Calculations

Grade point averages (GPAs) are derived from quality points (a/k/a grade point average values) that are assigned to letter grades. While Florida public schools follow the standard high school grading system outlined in Florida Statute 1003.437, Florida private schools and schools in other states may or may not. Also, Florida schools and schools in other states may assign different quality point values for Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), and Dual Enrollment (DE) courses. Because of this, students enrolling at Aspiring Heights Academy will likely have transcripts from different schools using varying grading systems.

With the exception of grades earned through dual enrollment, for conversion to an Aspiring Heights Academy transcript, we transcribe grades earned at previous schools and calculate GPAs based on the following grade scale and quality point values:

Full Credit Course
Letter Grade Numeric Grade Unweighted Quality Point Value Weighted Quality Point Value
(Honors)
Weighted Quality Point Value
(AP, IB, AICE, DE)
A 90–100 4.0 4.5 5.0
B 80–89 3.0 3.5 4.0
C 70–79 2.0 2.5 3.0
D 60–69 1.0 1.5 2.0
 
Half Credit Course
Letter Grade Numeric Grade Unweighted Quality Point Value Weighted Quality Point Value
(Honors)
Weighted Quality Point Value
(AP, IB, AICE, DE)
A 90–100 2.0 2.25 2.5
B 80–89 1.5 1.75 2.0
C 70–79 1.0 1.25 1.5
D 60–69 0.5 0.75 1.0

GPAs are calculated yearly and cumulatively. GPA scores are rounded to the second digit after the decimal place (e.g., 3.975 rounds to 3.98). Yearly GPAs are calculated by adding the quality points earned for the school year and then dividing the sum by the total number of credits attempted for the school year. The cumulative GPA is calculated by dividing all quality points earned during high school by the total number of all credits attempted during high school. Both yearly and cumulative and weighted and unweighted GPAs appear on Aspiring Heights Academy transcripts.

Grade Forgiveness

In accordance with Florida Statutes 1003.428 and 1003.4282, the grade forgiveness policies for courses repeated to make up failing grades and improve grade point averages are limited as follows:

  • Required Courses: Grade forgiveness for required courses will be limited to replacing a grade of “D” or “F” with a grade of “C” or higher earned subsequently in the same or comparable course.
  • Elective Courses: Grade forgiveness for elective courses will be limited to replacing a grade of “D” or “F” with a grade of “C” or higher earned subsequently in another course.
  • Middle School Exception: Grade forgiveness for a student in the middle grades who takes a high school course for high school credit and earns a grade of “C,” “D,” or “F” will be limited to replacing a grade of “C” or higher earned subsequently in the same or comparable course.

In all cases of grade forgiveness, all grades will remain on the student's transcript, but only the new grade will be used in the calculation of the student’s grade point average. Any course grade not replaced according to these forgiveness policies will be included in the calculation of the student's cumulative grade point average.

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program has a different weighting system and evaluation for Bright Futures includes an unrounded weighted high school GPA (calculated to two decimal places) in the 16 college-preparatory credits. If necessary, students may use two additional credits from courses in the above academic areas, or from AP, IB, or AICE fine arts courses to raise their GPA.

Colleges calculate GPAs based on their own criteria. Additionally, the acceptance of "forgiven" courses in the computation of the student's GPA is subject to the policy of the receiving educational institution.

Many colleges and universities require applicants who complete a home school program or graduate from a non-accredited high school to submit portfolios and/or transcripts to be considered for admission. The acceptance of diplomas and transcripts from private schools is subject to the requirements of the receiving institution.

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