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This is, or hopefully will be, a discussion thread.
I'm of the opinion that it should negatively affect a students GPA. The point of a weighted GPA is to make sure that students are rewarded by taking the hardest classes possible. The current Val at my school has 4 AP classes and 3 study halls - but only the AP classes count toward his GPA.
I get angry at that - if you want to be Val, you should have to work for your GPA!
Anyway. Maybe I'm being to militant. I'm still a little miffed this is the strategy for most kids at my school. A penny for your thoughts?