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Column: GPA switch benefits students, colleges

The Newtonite November 19, 2012
by Connor Vasu Recently, our school finally switched its 9.0 grade point average scale to one colleges understand, a 5.0 scale. This is a no-brainer, right?

Column: New GPA scale unfairly places less emphasis on high-level classes

The Newtonite October 24, 2012
by Perrin Stein With the new grade point average scale, students are not rewarded enough for taking Advanced Placement and honors courses, and the extra effort necessary to do well in these challenging classes is not accurately portrayed.

This Week in Headlines: October 19

The Newtonite October 19, 2012
by Jacob Schwartz Since the dawn of time, man has craved knowledge on the happenings of his community. These headlines, albeit satirical and ridiculous, provide a portal into the daily life at this school and will be posted every Friday as a blog.

Column: Freshman grades help students develop work ethic, study habits

The Newtonite January 24, 2012
by Connor Vasu Many freshmen are surprised to find out that the grades they receive do not count toward their GPA. However, freshman grades do matter.

Faculty revise 9.0 GPA scale

The Newtonite January 13, 2012
by Alex Feit and Samantha Libraty In order to better meet the standards for college applications, this school will transition to a new grade point average system, according to College and Career Center counselor Brad MacGowan.
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