Do courses taken in junior high receive grade points?
For students in the graduating classes of 2018–24, the District shall include in the calculation of class rank grades earned in all high school credit courses regardless of when the credit was earned.
Beginning with students in the graduating class of 2025, the District shall include in the calculation of class rank semester grades earned in high school credit courses taken in grades 9–12 only.
We believe that junior high should be a time of exploration for students. We want students to attempt a variety of courses based on interests and not be penalized or hindered by courses that receive GPA points. We also feel it is necessary for all students to enter high school on an even playing field when it comes to class rank. However, students who do take HS credit courses in JH will still receive credit towards HS graduation. Also note that students who take HS credit courses in JH will have increased flexibility and availability in their schedules their junior and senior years to take more advanced courses.