Grade Point Averages

Grade Point Averages

  • The following provisions shall apply beginning with students who graduate in 2018. The full policy EIC (Local) is available on the district website at www.granburyisd.org/policy.

    Eligible AP, honors, dual credit, and practicum/internship level CTE courses designated in the student handbook shall be categorized as Advanced Academic Courses, and shall receive advanced credit based on the number of academic credits. The College Board has mandated that schools no longer use the Pre-AP prefix for their advanced courses; these courses now have the Honors prefix.

    The District shall determine an unweighted GPA for each student using grades from eligible courses. Upon completion of advanced credits, as outlined in the table below, a 1.25 multiplier will be applied to the student’s cumulative GPA.

    Grade Level

    Semester

    **Number of Advanced Credits Earned

    9

    S1

    No Multiplier Applied

    9

    S2

    No Multiplier Applied

    10

    S1

    6

    10

    S2

    6

    11

    S1

    6

    11

    S2

    10

    12

    S1

    13

    12

    Six Weeks 5/S2

    16

    Upon completion of grade 12, a student who has earned 16 advanced credits shall have a 1.25 multiplier applied to his or her cumulative GPA.  A student who had not completed 16 advanced credits shall have his or her GPA reverted to unweighted status.

    FIDELITY POINTS

    Each student who participates in and completes four years of an eligible course and related extracurricular activity, as applicable, during high school shall be awarded a fidelity point.  A student may substitute a fidelity point for up to two advanced courses.  The list of eligible courses shall be designated in administrative regulations. 

    **Please note that while academic counselors review student progress toward completion of the 16 advanced academic credits, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she registers for and successfully completes the required advanced academic credits at each grade level.  

    ADVANCED ACADEMIC CREDIT COURSE INFORMATION

    Advanced Academic Credits (AAC) are tied to the credits earned in the course.  For example, if the course is ½ credit, ½ AAC is earned; however if the course is 1 credit, 1 AAC is earned. No one course can earn more than 2 AACs, regardless of number of earned credits.

    EXAMPLES OF CORE ADVANCED ACADEMIC CREDITS

    EXAMPLES OF CTE ADVANCED ACADEMIC CREDITS

    Honors English 1

    Advanced Animal Science

    Honors English 2

    Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (Horticulture)

    AP English 3

    Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (Vet Med)

    DC English 3

    Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (Welding)

    AP English 4

    Graphic Design and Illustration 2 and Lab 2

    DC English 4

    Practicum in Graphic Design and Illustration

    Honors Algebra 1

    Audio Video Production 2 and Lab 2

    Honors Geometry

    Practicum  in Audio/Video Production

    Dual Enrollment Algebra 2

    Practicum in Education and Training

    Dual Enrollment Precalculus

    Dual Credit Accounting 2

    AP Calculus AB and/or AP Calculus BC

    Medical Terminology (Full Year)

    Dual Enrollment Statistics

    Health Science Theory/Health Science Clinical

    DC Contemporary Math/College Algebra

    Practicum in Health Science (CNA/EKG)

    Honors Biology

    Practicum in Health Science (Pharmacy Tech)

    Honors Chemistry

    Practicum in Health Science (EMT)

    AP Physics 1

    Anatomy and Physiology

    AP Physics 2

    Practicum in Culinary Arts

    AP Chemistry

    Computer Science 3

    AP Biology

    Practicum in Information Technology

    DC Biology 1/Biology 2

    Law Enforcement 2

    Forensic Science

    Forensic Science

    Aviation Science

    Practicum in Law

    AP Environmental Science

    Practicum in Business

    Anatomy and Physiology

    Practicum in Marketing

    AP Human Geography

    Introduction to Engineering

    AP World History

    Engineering Science

    AP US History

    Civil Engineering and Architecture

    DC US History

    Aerospace Engineering

    AP European History

    Engineering Design and Development

    AP US Government/AP Macroeconomics

    Practicum in Transportation Systems

    DC US Government/AP Macroeconomics

     

    DC US Government/DC Texas Government

     

    Honors Spanish 3

     

    AP Spanish 4

     

    AP Spanish 5

     

    Honors French 3

     

    AP French 4

     

    Honors American Sign Language 3

     

    Honors American Sign Language 4

     

    AP Music Theory

     

    Honors Art 3 Drawing

     

    Honors Art 3 Painting

     

    Honors Art 3 Print Design

     

    AP Art 4 Drawing

     

    AP Art 4 2-D

     

    FIDELITY POINTS: Additional Advanced Credits/Fidelity Points allowed for comprehensive, competitive extracurricular activity tied to a class (Athletics, Band, Dance, Cheer, Choir, Theatre, Yearbook, Debate, F1 in Schools, Student Council, AVID, etc.). Fidelity points apply only to courses completed in grades 9-12.