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well the highest GP you can get for a class is an A+ in an AP course which is a 4.76......but its impossible to take only AP classes all throughout high school, so you couldn't actually have a 4.76 GPA
I dont really know what the actual highest GPA possible is since people take different courses and stuff and it depends on what electives you take, etc...and I haven't made a point to try to figure out what 4-year class schedule would yield the highest GPA.
some people have though, the girl who is probably going to be the valedictorian has liek a 4.6 something. It's ridiculous though---we have an art/music requirement, and those classes aren't weighted, and after realizing this she got her gc to change her chorus from letter grades to Pass/Fail so it wouldn't effect her GPA, and she's not taking the Health requirement until senior year so that it won't effect her GPA for ranking.
I think to take GPA/rank so seriously is a waste of time. My GPA is only about a 4.2ish but I don't really care...I take the classes I want to take, including electives I'm interested in that are not weighted, and don't freak out about the numbers.
life's better that way.