Course Level and GPA Parent Feedback Request

Course Level and GPA Parent Feedback Request
Posted on 01/29/2019
Course Level and GPA Parent Feedback Request

The District has recently formed a committee to investigate two questions that have recently come about:

1. Should the District offer Honors level courses to Juniors where there is an option to take an AP course, and
2. Should the District have different GPA weights for CP and CPE level courses (for GPA calculations).

Background Information - Levels
The District has historically had three academic levels for all first year courses. These three levels are currently labeled as College Prep (CP), College Prep Enhanced (CPE), and Honors (H). For courses where AP is offered, the Honors course is replaced with the AP course, resulting in the following three levels: College Prep (CP), College Prep Enhanced (CPE), and Advanced Placement (AP). Advanced Placement (AP) courses also bring a higher weight to the GPA calculation when compared to the honors level designation (for more information about GPA Calculations, please see the Program of Studies web page).

There are currently three courses during the junior year that offer CP, CPE, and AP: US History II, English 3, and Physics. In Social Studies, US History I (taken during Sophomore year) is also offered at the CP, CPE, and AP level. As stated above, the District is currently investigating adding an Honors level to these three areas in the future. If you have any comments or feedback (positive or negative) about this, please fill out the form below.

Background Information - GPA
This committee is also investigating a separate question of weighting to determine a student's GPA. Currently, CP and CPE level courses have the same weight, with Honors and AP level courses receiving an additional weight of 0.50 and 1.00, respectively. The committee is investigating separating the weighting of CP and CPE courses. If you have any comments or feedback (positive or negative) about this, please also fill out the form below.

Please note that contact information is required for any potential follow-up questions. These two questions are independent of each other. Comments for either one or both of the questions found above are optional fields and do not need to be completed.

Please click here for the Course Level and GPA Parent Feedback Google Survey.

The survey will close Monday, February 4th.

If you have any questions about completing the form below, please contact the Curriculum office at 201.416.8100 ext. 3819.

Thank you.