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For Freshmen entering high school in 2015- 2016 ADVANCED ACADEMICS MUSTANG NATION NIGHT
CUMULATIVE GPA All high school courses taken in grades 9-12 will be calculated in the cumulative GPA with the exception of: Summer school courses taken between the 8th and 9th grade year Summer school courses taken for credit recovery Credit by examination, with or without prior instruction Traditional correspondence courses, with the exception of courses taken through TXVSN
CLASS RANK Effective immediately, the district shall not calculate or report class rank except for students in the top 10% as required by law. Class rank for students in the top 10% will be provided on a certification of class rank. The lowest weighted GPA used to determine class rank for each class will be listed on each high school counseling website and will be updated at least once annually.
RANKING GPA: To determine the top 10%, including valedictorian and salutatorian, only grades earned in English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Languages Other Than English (LOTE), and AP courses not associated with these subjects will be included in calculating the Ranking GPA.
This weighted grading scale will be used starting in the 2014-2015 school year.
GPA REPORTING OPTIONS Students will have three options when requesting GPA for college admissions or other GPA requests. ▪Cumulative GPA –all courses taken in grades 9-12, except as excluded in district policy. For general reporting purposes, this is the GPA the district will use. ▪Ranking GPA - Only courses taken in English, Math, Social Studies, Science, LOTE, AP courses not associated with these subjects. ▪Unweighted 4.0 GPA- All courses taken in grades 9- 12, except as excluded in district policy with no weight assigned.
Contact: ▪Steffany Batik- Associate Principal of Academics ▪Your child’s high school counselor YOU MAY HAVE QUESTIONS
We offer a total of 32 AP classes (subject to enrollment) In future years we are likely to add AP Chinese, AP Seminar and AP Research AP COURSE OFFERINGS
9 th – PAP English I/Global Studies(G/T) 10 th – PAP English II/World Studies (G/T) 11 th – AP English III (possibility of PSAT team) 12 th – AP English IV ADVANCED ACADEMICS TRACK IN ELA
9 th – AP Human Geography/Global Studies (G/T) 10 th – AP World History/World Studies (G/T) 11 th – AP US History 12 th – AP Government, AP Economics Electives: AP Psychology, AP Comparative Government, AP Art History, AP European History ADVANCED TRACK IN SOCIAL STUDIES
▪AP Music Theory ▪AP 2D ▪AP Drawing ▪AP 3D ▪AP Art History FINE ARTS OPTIONS
New in the 2015-2016 school year: PAP in the 2 nd year of Spanish, Latin, German, French In subsequent years: the hope is to offer AP at the 4 th year of the foreign language ADVANCED ACADEMICS IN LOTE
Statistics Calculus AB Calculus BC Multivariable Independent Study AP AND BEYOND AP OPTIONS IN MATHEMATICS
AP Biology AP Chemistry “Beyond” AP Chemistry *new in 2015-2016 AP Environmental Science AP Physics 1 AP Physics 2 AP Physics C AP Physics C E&M “Beyond” AP Physics C AP and BEYOND AP COURSES IN SCIENCE
If you are interested in this course, Ms. Buckerfield can be found with academics in the library. Students who already know computer science on their own have the opportunity to test out of PAP Computer Science. See Ms. Buckerfield for details. AP COMPUTER SCIENCE