EARNING HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT IN MIDDLE SCHOOLStudents in middle school have the opportunity to earn high school credit in a number of classes. These classes can include math, science, world languages, and arts. Each middle school will determine which classes will be offered. Courses offered in middle school will follow the same standards, curriculum, and procedures found in the high schools.
- 80% of the student's grade will be determine by course work, assessments, and projects assigned in the class.
- 20% of the student's grade will be determined through a Georgia Milestones End of Course Assessment or a final exam
- In courses that have an assigned Milestones assessment course credit will not be granted unless the assessment is completed.
- All coursework completed in middle school for high school credit will not be calculated in the HOPE GPA
- All coursework completed in middle school for high school credit will appear on the high school transcript and will impact the overall high school GPA
- Students have the option to re-take the course again as a freshman under the following circumstances:
- Student withdraws from the course at some time during the school year. (thus not earning credit)
Students taking Coordinate Algebra and/or Physical Science as 8th graders, are to be strongly advised by counselors/ schools in both MS and HS of the following:
- Take a 5th year of math as a senior. This is particularly essential for college bound students.
- Not taking a math course senior year greatly jeopardizes college entrance and will negatively impact student success on college entrance exams and applications.
- Take a 5th year of Science as a senior. Not taking enough rigorous science classes greatly jeopardizes college entrance and success on tests like the ACT.