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)
    Dual Enrollment Physics 1 Anatomy and Physiology
    AP Physics 2 Practicum in Culinary Arts
    AP Chemistry Computer Science 1
    AP Biology Dual Enrollment Computer Science 1
    DC Biology 1/Biology 2 Computer Science 3 (prior to 2022-23 school year)
    Forensic Science Practicum in Information Technology
    Aviation Science (prior to 2022-23 school year) Law Enforcement 2
    AP Environmental Science Forensic Science
    Anatomy and Physiology Practicum in Law
    AP Human Geography Practicum in Business
    AP World History Practicum in Marketing
    AP US History Introduction to Engineering
    DC US History Engineering Science
    AP European History Civil Engineering and Architecture
    AP US Government/AP Macroeconomics Aerospace Engineering
    DC US Government/AP Macroeconomics Engineering Design and Development
    DC US Government/DC Texas Government Practicum in Transportation Systems
    Honors Spanish 3 Aviation Ground School
    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  
    Dual Credit Music Appreciation  
    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.