Recalculation of High School GPA

How are GPA’s recalculated for College Prep classes in High School? How do you know what is added onto the grades? I’ve read that college prep classes can be .5 where AP classes can end up being 1 point. Is the recalculatton added onto the overall semester grades? Or is it added onto the Career GPA.

We have articles on our blog that address how to calculate unweighted GPAs and weighted GPAs. However, your best option would probably be to talk with your school counselor or administrator to see what specific method your high school uses to determine/report GPA and class rank.