# Class of 2023

• We are so happy that you are here as Bearden Bulldogs.  Ms. Mullinax will be working with freshman students this year.  To set up an appointment with Ms. Mullinax, click here.

This year, we will be going into Freshman Classes to talk about the importance of GPA (Fall and Spring), Advanced Placement Tests (Spring) and scheduling for their sophomore year (February/March 2019).

Please feel free to reach out to us with your concerns, questions, and other information you think we need to know at nicole.mullinax@knoxschools.org.

• # GPA - What does this mean?

Explanation of Credits and Importance of GPA

Credits required for graduation: 28 credits - Each class is equal to 1 credit with the exception of a few courses worth a .5 credit

Fall: Four classes= 4 credits, Spring: Four classes = 4 credits

(4+4 = 8), 8 X 4 high school years =32 credits -28= 4 (only allowed to fail 4 classes during your ENTIRE high school experience and graduate on time.)

What is a GPA? How do I calculate my GPA?

GPA is the average of all of your grades.  You add up all of your grades and divide it by the total of number of classes.  Each grade you receive is worth a set number of points:

CP Points                                   Honors  Points                         AP Points*

A=4 points                                           A=4.5                                       A=5

B= 3 points                                          B=3.5                                       B=4

C= 2 points                                          C=2.5                                       C=3

D=1 point                                            D=1.5                                       D=2

F=0 points                                           F=0                                          F=0

GPA is calculated by adding your total number of points and dividing by the number of classes you have taken: __/8

* Students will only earn the extra points in their GPA if they sit for the AP exam.

• # Tutoring information

Khan Academy is a great resource for online tutoring for students.  Khan Academy covers a variety of topics including test preparation and college planning.  To learn more about Khan Academy, please visit their website.

Bearden faculty also offer tutoring before school or after school.  We are in the process of gathering this information from our teachers.  As soon as it is available, we will publish it to the BHS website under For Families - Tutoring Opportunities.

• # Canvas Information

Our teachers use Canvas for announcments as well as assignments.  If you are interested in joining your student's canvas page as an observer, you will need to create an observer account. Please follow the instructions to create an account by clicking on this section's heading.