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  1. High School Graduation Plans Preparing students for success in college, careers and citizenship in the community

  2. There are 3 graduation plans in the state of Texas: • The Minimum Plan (permission required for eligible students only) • The Recommended Plan • The Distinguished Achievement Plan

  3. HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION PLANS RECOMMENDED*DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT English Language Arts 4.0 credits 4.0 credits Mathematics 4.0 credits 4.0 credits (Must include Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II.) Science 4.0 credits 4.0 credits (Must include Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Social Studies 3.5 credits 3.5 credits (Must include W. Geography, W. History, U.S. History, U.S. Government) Economics .5 credit .5 credit Languages Other Than English 2.0 credits 3.0 credits (Must be the same language) Physical Education 1.5 credits 1.5 credits (Some substitutions allowed – consult handbook for specifics.) Health Education .5 credit .5 credit Communication Applications or Professional Communications (CTE) .5 credit .5 credit Fine Arts 1.0 credits 1.0 credits (Must be 1 full credit of same course.) Electives 4.5 credits3.5 credits TOTAL 26 CREDITS 26 CREDITS *Advanced measures are also required for graduation on the Distinguished Achievement Program. Consult handbook for specifics.

  4. HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS WHICH CAN BE EARNED DURING MIDDLE SCHOOL • Algebra I Pre-AP Can take Algebra I Pre-AP during 8th grade – consult student’s 7th grade math teacher to determine if this is recommended for your student. • Spanish I / French I Must be started at the beginning of 7th grade and successfully completed in 8th grade in order to receive 1 credit for foreign language. • Keyboarding .5 credit elective is a prerequisite for any Technology credit taken in high school and must be completed in middle school.

  5. Grade Point Average (GPA) • Secondary school students’ grades are averaged at the end of each semester. All credit courses assigned a numerical grade are included in the student’s GPA calculation. The GPA is then used to determine Class Rank (high school only). High school courses completed at the middle school level are included in the high school cumulative GPA. • Students are encouraged to take more challenging advanced academic courses such as Pre-AP, Advanced Placement, and college credit courses (after completion of 10th grade), which contain “weighted” grade points. • How to Calculate your GPA • Convert your grades using the conversion chart. • After you have converted your grades, add them all together. • Divide the total by the number of courses you are taking (8 in middle school). • 4. The answer is your grade point average.


  6. The following scale is used to compute numerical grades into the mathematically computed score that is used to determine Grade Point Average and Class Rank. The end of semester numerical grade is recorded on the student’s permanent record (transcript). Numerical GradeNon-Honors 4.0 ScaleHonors/Pre-AP/AP/IB 5.0 Scale 100 4.0 5.0 99 3.9 4.9 98 3.8 4.8 97 3.7 4.7 96 3.6 4.6 95 3.5 4.5 94 3.4 4.4 93 3.3 4.3 92 3.2 4.2 91 3.1 4.1 90 3.0 4.0 89 2.9 3.9 88 2.8 3.8 87 2.7 3.7 86 2.6 3.6 85 2.5 3.5 84 2.4 3.4 83 2.3 3.3 82 2.2 3.2 81 2.1 3.1 80 2.0 3.0 Advanced Academic Weighted Grades

  7. Calculating Your GPA Sample Report Card Grades: Class Grade GPA Conversion English 8 87 2.7 Math 8 Pre-AP 92 4.2 Science 8 Pre-AP 89 3.9 U. S. History 93 3.3 PE 100 4.0 Band 95 3.5 Tech. Ed. 91 3.1 Study Skills 95 3.5 GPA TOTAL 28.2 divided by 8 classes = 3.525