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 began with students who graduated 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 has 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.  If the course is 1 credit, 1 AAC is earned. 

    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
    DC British Literature Audio Video Production 2 and Lab 2  
    DC Technical Writing Practicum  in Audio/Video Production  
    AP Seminar Practicum in Education and Training  
    Honors Algebra 1 Accounting 2
    Honors Geometry Dual Credit Accounting 2  
    Dual Enrollment Algebra 2 Medical Terminology (Full Year)  
    Dual Enrollment Precalculus Health Science Theory/Health Science Clinical  
    AP Calculus AB  Practicum in Health Science (CNA/EKG)  
    AP Calculus BC Practicum in Health Science (Pharmacy Tech)  
    Dual Enrollment Statistics Practicum in Health Science (EMT)  
    DC Contemporary Math/College Algebra Anatomy and Physiology  
    Honors Biology Practicum in Culinary Arts  
    Honors Chemistry Computer Science 1  
    Dual Enrollment Physics 1 Dual Enrollment Computer Science 1  
    AP Physics 2 Computer Science 3 (prior to 2022-23 school year)  
    AP Chemistry Practicum in Information Technology  
    AP Biology Law Enforcement 2  
    DC Biology 1/Biology 2 Forensic Science  
    Forensic Science Practicum in Law  
    Aviation Science (prior to 2022-23 school year) Practicum in Business  
    AP Environmental Science Practicum in Marketing  
    Anatomy and Physiology Introduction to Engineering  
    AP Human Geography Engineering Science  
    AP World History Civil Engineering and Architecture  
    AP US History Aerospace Engineering  
    DC US History Engineering Design and Development  
    AP European History Practicum in Transportation Systems  
    AP US Government/AP Macroeconomics Aviation Ground School  
    DC US Government/AP Macroeconomics  
    DC US Government/DC Texas Government  
    DC Psychology 2301  
    DC Psychology 2314  
    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  
    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.