Friday, August 5, 2011

GPA Fail

After enrolling my son into his new school, they posted his cumulative GPA to his stats page and boy wasn't I proud when it popped up with a fat 1.92!!

OMG.. I have never seen a GPA that low. Needless to say there was one LONG ass lecture after that and when I pointed out how I expected this term to be alot higher in his usual smart ass self he responds, " Well I wanted to set the bar low... it can only go up."

Urgh teenagers!

Although it's not like its the GPA or the grades that really matter to me. I want them to learn the subject. Overall his score reflects the fact that his midterm and final grades were A's but the homework and participation grades were zeros. Equals D's in his world. Frustrating none-the-less.

1 comment:

  1. Please excuse my bad memory, but is this the son that wants to join the FBI at some point? If it is, maybe remind him that although grades aren't as important as knowing the material well - grades are important in certain ways. Such as when applying for certain competitive jobs. A friend (that lives in the US) was only telling me about a week ago about his sister who is currently in the process of jumping through all the hoops for entry into the FBI. She had to get records of her school report cards all the way back to Middle School even though she has done a lot of additional education since then (including a Masters degree). I'm sure bad grades in middle or high school wouldn't be a deal breaker but it certainly wouldn't help.