Course Catalog - Awarding Credit

Awarding of Credit

In order to receive credit in high school courses, the student MUST meet both an academic standard AND the state attendance requirements.

Attendance Information and Requirements

Each semester grade consists of 2 nine-weeks’ grades and a semester exam.

  • The semester exam score represents 10% of the semester grade.
  • The average of 2 nine weeks’ grades represents 90% of the semester grade.

The average of the two semester grades will determine the course grade and will become part of the student’s high school Grade Point Average (GPA).

Semester exams are administered the last week of each semester (fall and spring) and are a percent of the student’s overall course grade for each semester.


The attendance requirement states that your child MUST attend the high school class for a minimum of 90% of the scheduled class time in order to receive credit for the course.

For 2024-2025, your student may not be absent (excused or unexcused) for more than 18 days in order to receive credit for their courses.

If your student misses an excess of 18 days during this school year, absences will be considered excessive and will result in denial of credit. Please note that credit will be denied even if the student is receiving a passing grade for the course.

Absences will be reviewed periodically to ensure students are in compliance with this expectation. 

Attendance Recovery will be offered for students who need to make up excessive absences. Students must attend Attendance Recovery for both excused and unexcused absences which exceed the legal limit.