Hamden students say summer gym classes unfairly affect their GPA

HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) – Seniors at Hamden High School called for a change after saying they discovered an issue with the grading system for their gym class.

It is a problem that has been raised before. Now, the students said they suggested an immediate solution.

Three semesters of gym class are currently required at Hamden High.

However, the students claimed that summer gym classes were not equivalent to gym classes taken during the school year, resulting in an unequal grading scale.

This system allows students to take the gym during the summer to earn a passing grade. Students who chose to do so, were seeing better average grades because it was class that affects their overall average.

For example, if a student gets an A+ in the gym during the year, this is equivalent to what would be a B+ in honors and C+ in AP courses. It eventually lowers their GPA, even those who take college credits.

The students said this was discovered by the GPA calculator. They have called on the school board to make changes.

Weihao Lin, one of the elders, said: “Divided, there is little we can do.” “United, there is a lot that can be accomplished.”

“University applications are very close,” said Abe Haxhi, who is also an undergraduate. “Most of us used the common app [and] Ask for teacher recommendations. That’s kind of the last thing to take care of.”

Students requested that students who received a PE for a grade be given the option to remove it from their GPA even on the playing field.

Seniors at Hamden High School called for a change after saying they discovered a problem with the grading system for their gym class.

The battle over the grading system begins in Hamden

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