Classical five-point discrete evaluation with grades is the system most commonly used in the United States, but there are many variations. There are also a few schools that eschew discrete evaluation (letter grading) in favor of pure discursive evaluation. There is no standardized system of grading in the United States, as these issues are left up to individual universities, schools, and states.
Grades in the United States are generally assigned by a letter: A (highest grade, excellent), B (above average), C (average), D (usually the minimum passing grade), and F (fail). Additionally, most schools will calculate a student's grade point average (GPA) by assigning each letter grade a number and using a mathematical formula to come up with a numerical representation of a student's work. Generally, American schools equate an A with a numerical value of 4.0.
The percentage needed in any given coursework to achieve a certain grade and the assignment of GPA point values varies from one school to another. The most common grading scales for normal courses and honors/advanced placement courses are as follows:For Normal CoursesGradePercentageGPA valueA90-1003.5-4.0B80-892.5-3.49C70-791.5-2.49D60-691.0-1.49F0-590.0For Honors/AP CoursesGradePercentageGPA valueA90-1004.5-5.0B80-893.5-4.49C70-792.5-3.49D65-692.0-2.5F0-640.0-1.99
sorry to hear that mang. my school is pretty cool because you can get a B and it counts as an A in honors..honors class grades are multiplied by 1.1 so you get a pretty good boost off every one, so that helps the overall GPA a lot.
I know I'm gonna sound like an asshole, but I hate when people refer to poverty stricken countries when someone is mad that they didn't get to do something. Live your life to the fullest. If you want to help countries like that, then help them. Don't critisize people for trying to live their life though with their families money.
Just saying. Haters will hate.