A student in grades 9-12 will be advanced with his/her cohort based on the number of course credits earned. Students who accelerate or intend on graduating early will do so as a third-year student (or a Junior/11th grader). Third-year graduates will not be reclassified into the Senior cohort. To be classified as a senior, a student must have completed six consecutive semesters prior to receiving that classification.
Credits Earned Classification
6 Grade 10 (Sophomore) 12 Grade 11 (Junior) 17 Grade 12 (Senior) - students must take a full class load each semester.
Course selections made during pre-registration are considered final.
Any request for a change in course after spring pre-registration must be made in writing.
Students may not drop or add a course after five class days.
Changing of courses at the beginning of school will be limited due to the effect these changes have on classroom enrollment and the disruption of classroom instruction.
When a student selects a course, he/she is expected to complete it. Second semester schedule changes are unlikely.
NOTE: A course dropped after the change period may be recorded as an F.
Granbury ISD operates on a traditional 8-period schedule. Each semester is divided into three grading periods. Progress reports are provided every three weeks, with report cards distributed at the end of each grading period.
Registration Information and Instructions
Counselors will schedule academic conferences with students and parents to ensure proper academic placement. These conferences will begin in January and end by Spring Break.
Teachers/staff are hired, and the master schedule is set, including class sizes, according to student selections. Staffing needs are dependent upon the integrity of this process.
Courses listed in the catalog are subject to student selection patterns and staffing availability and though offered, may not actually become a part of the schedule.
- Choose an Endorsement. Endorsement areas offer you a chance to guide your learning in the context of your personal career interests.
- Update your four-year plan using your graduation plan.
- Choose the courses necessary to complete your schedule for next year. Be sure to choose three alternative elective courses.
- Be sure to have your parent/guardian sign your course selection sheet.
- High school students who are concurrently enrolled at Weatherford College need to see their guidance counselor for academic advising.
Dual Credit Courses
Students who are exempt or have passed one of the tests under the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) may register for concurrent college and high school credit in selected courses offered by cooperating colleges.
The student is responsible for paying tuition, books and any fees, which are required by the college for credit and negotiated with Weatherford College.
Dual credit courses will be offered pending arrangements with colleges for onsite instructors.
If you pre-register for a dual credit class, register to take the TSI test. You must take the test before you enroll in college courses unless you are exempt by your SAT or ACT scores.
The exemption policy is posted in all English classes and in the Counseling Office. See your Counselor if you have questions.
You must provide proof of the scores or exemption by August 1 or you will be removed from the dual credit classes.
**It is the student’s responsibility to contact the college(s) to find out which dual credit courses will transfer or the AP test score required to earn college credit.
**Please be advised that your high school dual credit grade may be different than your college dual credit grade.
Making College Affordable
You may wonder how you are going to pay for college.
The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Beginning October 1, 2019, current seniors and their parents can access the online application at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Class of 2021 can begin the process beginning October 1, 2020.
Colleges use the information provided on the FAFSA to determine eligibility for grants and loans.
In addition to completing the FAFSA, students should contact the Office of Financial Aid at schools where they are applying to ask if any additional information is required.
Be sure to inquire about financial aid deadlines.
Granbury ISD offers several opportunities for students and their parents to learn about the FAFSA and financial aid process.
Automatic Admission & The 10% Rule
Each institution of higher education shall admit an applicant for admission to the institution as undergraduate student if the applicant:
- Is the child of a public servant listed in Section 615.003, Government Code, who was killed or sustained a fatal injury in the line of duty; and
- Meets the minimum requirement, if any, established for purposes of this subsection by the governing board of the institution for high school or prior college-level grade point average and performance on standardized tests
Top 10% Rule:
To be eligible for automatic admission to a Texas public college or university, a student must:
- Graduate in the top 10 percent of his or her class (6% for UT at Austin)
- Enroll in college no more than two years after graduating from high school; and
- Submit an application to a Texas public university for admission before the institution’s application deadline
- Students are required to provide SAT or ACT scores.
- Students must also complete the TSI test requirement, unless they can show proof of exemption.
- Admission to a university does not guarantee acceptance into a particular college of study or department, however.
Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN)
Students have the option of taking online courses through the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). For more information, please check with your child’s counselor.