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Important Notes/Changes (Credit Recovery, Advanced Classes and GPA Calculations)
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Monday, January 09, 2017

Related Files: CREDIT_RECOVERY_GPA_RANK_DIPLOMA_CHANGE_POLICIES.pdf

IMPORTANT NOTES/CHANGES

ABOUT CREDIT RECOVERY

AND ADVANCED CLASSES

AND GPA CALCULATIONS.

PLEASE READ!!

 

·       ANY STUDENT TAKING CLASSES ON THE DIPLOMA WITH ADVANCED ENDORSEMENTS OPTION THAT FAILS A SEMESTER OF THE ADVANCED CLASS WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE CHANGED TO THE STANDARD DIPLOMA TRACK. THE STUDENT WILL BE PLACED IN THE STANDARD CLASS AND WILL HAVE TO RECOVER THE FIRST SEMESTER OF THE STANDARD CLASS OR BE PLACED IN AN ACCESS BLOCK COURSE TO OBTAIN THE FULL CREDIT. (THIS APPLIES TO ALGEBRA I, ALGEBRA II W/TRIG AND PRE-CALCULUS ONLY). CHANGING DIPLOMA TRACKS MID-YEAR MAY OR MAY NOT AFFECT SCIENCE AND/OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES BEING TAKEN THAT YEAR. EACH INDIVIDUAL CASE WILL BE REVIEWED TO DETERMINE THE BEST POSSIBLE SCENARIO TO ENSURE STUDENT SUCCESS.

 

·       CHANGING COURSES MID-YEAR MAY RESULT IN THE CLASS HAVING TO BE TAKEN VIA ACCESS WHEN CLASSROOM SCHEDULING IS CONFLICTED.

 

·       ANY STUDENT WHO IS TAKING ADVANCED CLASSES MUST REMAIN IN THE CLASS IF A PASSING GRADE IS ACHIEVED. DROPPING THE COURSE DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR WILL NOT BE DONE JUST BECAUSE A PARENT/STUDENT REQUESTS. PARENTS/STUDENTS CAN REQUEST DIPLOMA TRACK CHANGES AT THE END OR BEGINNING OF AN ACADEMIC YEAR.

 

·       ADVANCED COURSE CREDIT CAN NOT BE RECOVERED THROUGH CREDIT RECOVERY.

 

·       ANY STUDENT WHO FAILS AS A RESULT OF INSUFFICIENT ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RECOVER THOSE CLASSES. THIS APPLIES TO ALL STUDENTS – BOTH ADVANCED AND STANDARD.

 

·       ANY STUDENT WHO IS OFFERED CREDIT RECOVERY MUST PAY THE $50 FEE BEFORE CREDIT CAN BE AWARDED.

 

·       CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES LIMIT THE AVAILABILITY FOR CREDIT RECOVERY FOR SOME STUDENTS. CREDIT RECOVERY OPTIONS ARE ONLY OFFERED AT THE SOLE DISCRETION AND PERMISSION OF ADMINISTRATION.

 

·       ANY STUDENT WHO IS ATTEMPTING CREDIT RECOVERY WILL BE GIVEN AN ALLOTTED AMOUNT OF TIME TO FINISH THE CREDIT RECOVERY COURSE AND MAY BE RESPONSIBLE TO FIND TIME ON THEIR OWN TO GET IT DONE. IF THE COURSE ISN’T FINISHED IN THE TIME FRAME AGREED UPON, MONEY AND CREDIT WILL BE FORFEITED.

 

GPA CALCULATION POLICY

FOR GPA AND STUDENT RANK CALCULATIONS, WE IMPLEMENT THE FOLLOWING:

·       WEIGHTED COURSES – ALGEBRA 1, ALGEBRA II W/TRIG, PRE-CALCULUS, ANATOMY, FORENSIC SCIENCE, CHEMISTRY, FOREIGN LANGUAGES, CREATIVE WRITING AND ANY DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE THAT IS A REQUIRED COURSE FOR GRADUATION.

·       ONLY CORE ACADEMIC, ACADEMIC AND CAREER TECH. ELECTIVES, ONE P.E. AND ONE BAND CREDIT WILL BE CALCULATED INTO THE GPA. CLASSES SUCH AS HOBBIES, MUSIC APPRECIATION, ENRICHMENT, DRIVERS ED., MEDIA SKILLS, OFFICE AIDE, ETC. WILL NOT BE FIGURED INTO OFFICIAL GPA CALCULATIONS FOR RANK PURPOSES (OR OTHER PURPOSES DEEMED NECESSARY BY ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION SPONSORS).

·       SUMMER SCHOOL AND CREDIT RECOVERY GRADES ARE NOT FIGURED INTO GRADE POINT AVERAGES.

·       WHEN YOU LOOK AT RANK AND GPA IN INOW, IT IS NOT OFFICIAL. INOW CALCULATES EVERYTHING ON THE TRANSCRIPT. ONCE STUDENT GRADE POINT AVERAGES ARE FIGURED OFFICIALLY, GPA AND/OR RANK MAY CHANGE SLIGHTLY.

·       NO COURSE ATTAINED THROUGH ANY HOME SCHOOL IS WEIGHTED.

·       IT IS UP TO ADMINISTRATION TO WEIGHT ANY COURSE FROM ANOTHER SCHOOL OR ACCEPT A COURSE FOR GPA/RANK CALCULATIONS.

 

ADMINISTRATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO UPDATE OR CHANGE ANY COMPONENT OF THESE POLICIES AT ANY TIME UNDER THEIR SOLE DISCRETION.

THIS IS FOR YOU TO KEEP FOR YOUR RECORDS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING POLICIES, PLEASE EMAIL BRANDI GHOLSTON @ brandigholston@franklin.k12.al.us

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