Grade Point Averages

Class Rank | Highest-Ranking Student

  • The valedictorian and salutatorian will have completed the Foundation Program with Endorsements and have been enrolled in Granbury High School for both their junior and senior years. The senior class will be ranked scholastically at the end of the 5th six weeks. If a tie of two or more students exists for the top places after grades have been averaged, then the tie will be broken according to a procedures outlined in board policy EIC Local. For further information, see policy EIC.

    Beginning with students who entered grade 9 in the 2014–15 school year, a new graduation program is in effect. Therefore, class ranking procedures may be adjusted by the district based on the new graduation plan. The district will make the information available to the students affected by these changes.

Grade Point Averages

  • The following provisions shall apply beginning with students who graduate in 2018 and after. 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

    No Multiplier Applied

    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
    Anatomy and Physiology Accounting II
    AP Art 4 2-D Advanced Animal Science
    AP Art 4 Drawing Aerospace Engineering
    AP Biology Anatomy and Physiology
    AP Calculus Audio Video Production 2 and Lab 2
    AP Chemistry Civil Engineering and Architecture
    AP English 3 Computer Programming 2
    AP English 4 Engineering Design and Development
    AP Environmental Science Engineering Science
    AP European History Forensic Science
    AP French 4 Graphic Design and Illustration 2 and Lab 2
    AP Human Geography Health Science Theory/Health Science Clinical
    AP Music Theory Introduction to Engineering
    AP Physics 1 Law Enforcement 2
    AP Physics 2 Medical Terminology (Full Year)
    AP Spanish 4 Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (Vet Med)
    AP Spanish 5 Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (Welding)
    AP Statistics Practicum in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (Horticulture)
    AP US Government/AP Macroeconomics Practicum in Business
    AP US Government/DC Economics Practicum in Culinary Arts
    AP US History Practicum in Education and Training
    AP World History Practicum in Graphic Design and Illustration
    Art 4 Advanced Photography Practicum in Health Science (EMT)
    DC Biology 1/Biology 2 Practicum in Health Science (CNA)
    DC Contemporary Math/College Algebra Practicum in Information Technology
    DC English 3 Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
    DC English 4 Practicum in Marketing
    DC US Government/AP Macroeconomics Practicum in Transportation Systems
    DC US Government/DC Economics Practicum  in Audio/Video Production
    DC US Government/DC Texas Government  
    DC US History  
    Forensic Science  
    Honors Algebra 2  
    Honors American Sign Language 3  
    Honors American Sign Language 4  
    Honors Art 3 Drawing  
    Honors Art 3 Painting  
    Honors Art 3 Print Design  
    Honors Biology  
    Honors Chemistry  
    Honors English 1  
    Honors English 2  
    Honors French 3  
    Honors Geometry  
    Honors Pre-Calculus  
    Honors Spanish 3  

    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, etc.). Also includes AVID. Fidelity points apply only to courses completed in grades 9-12.