Section I: parental rights and responsibilities 3 parental involvement 3




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CLASS RANK / HIGHEST RANKING STUDENT

The GPA is figured using the following table:

GRADE WTD REGULAR

100 5.5 4.5

99 5.4 4.4

98 5.3 4.3

97 5.2 4.2

96 5.1 4.1

95 5.0 4.0

94 4.9 3.9

93 4.8 3.8

92 4.7 3.7

91 4.6 3.6

90 4.5 3.5

89 4.4 3.4

88 4.3 3.3

87 4.2 3.2

86 4.1 3.1

85 4.0 3.0

84 3.9 2.9

83 3.8 2.8

82 3.7 2.7

81 3.6 2.6

80 3.5 2.5

79 3.4 2.4

78 3.3 2.3

77 3.2 2.2

76 3.1 2.1

75 3.0 2.0

74 2.9 1.9

73 2.8 1.8

72 2.7 1.7

71 2.6 1.6

70 2.5 1.5

COMPUTING A GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)

All state credits, except those listed below, will be used for computing a student’s grade point average (GPA). GPA will factor in “weighted” grade values as designated by using the above chart appropriate for the year the student entered high school. Numerical grades on the AAR (transcript) do not show any added points for weighting the GPA.



The following courses will not be used in computing the GPA. • Correspondence courses

• Summer school courses

• Credit by exam for acceleration or with prior instruction

• Concurrent enrollment and dual credit college courses

• Local credit courses (Physical Education and Athletics classes shall be counted for Grade Point Average calculations)



Senior grade point averages will be computed after the fifth 6-weeks grading period of the senior year.

CLASS SCHEDULES


All students are expected to attend school for the entire school day and maintain a class/course schedule to fulfill each period of the day. Exceptions may be made occasionally by the campus principal for students in grades 9–12 who meet specific criteria and receive parental consent to enroll in less than a full-day’s schedule.

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS


For two school years following his or her graduation, a District student who graduates in the top ten percent and, in some cases, the top 25 percent, of his or her class is eligible for automatic admission into four-year public universities and colleges in Texas if the student:

Completes the Recommended or Advanced/Distinguished Achievement Program; or

Satisfies the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks or earns at least a 1500 out of 2400 on the SAT.

In addition, the student must submit a completed application for admission in accordance with the deadline established by the college or university.

The University of Texas at Austin may limit the number of students automatically admitted to 75 percent of the University’s enrollment capacity for incoming resident freshmen. For students who are eligible to enroll in the University of Texas at Austin during the summer or fall 2013 term, the University will be admitting the top eight percent of the high school’s graduating class who meet the above requirements. Additional applicants will be considered by the University through an independent review process.

Should a college or university adopt an admissions policy that automatically accepts the top 25 percent of a graduating class, the provisions above will also apply to a student ranked in the top 25 percent of his or her class.

Students and parents should contact the counselor for further information about automatic admissions, the application process, and deadlines.

[See also Class Rank/Highest Ranking Student on page 18 for information specifically related to how the District calculates a student’s rank in class].


COLLEGE CREDIT COURSES


Students in grades 9–12 have opportunities to earn college credit through the following methods:

Certain courses taught at the high school campus, which may include courses termed dual credit, Advanced Placement (AP), or International Baccalaureate (IB);

Enrollment in an AP or dual credit course through the Texas Virtual School Network;

Enrollment in courses taught in conjunction and in partnership with Weatherford College:

Certain CTE courses.

All of these methods have eligibility requirements and must be approved prior to enrollment in the course. Please see the counselor for more information. Depending on the student’s grade level and the course, an end-of-course assessment may be required for graduation and, if so, will affect a student’s final course grade.

It is important to keep in mind that not all colleges and universities accept credit earned in all dual credit or AP courses taken in high school for college credit. Students and parents should check with the prospective college or university to determine if a particular course will count toward the student’s desired degree plan.

COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS


Usually student or parent complaints or concerns can be addressed by a phone call or a conference with the teacher or principal. For those complaints and concerns that cannot be handled so easily, the District has adopted a standard complaint Policy FNG(LOCAL) in the District’s policy manual. A copy of this policy may be obtained in the principal’s or superintendent’s office www.weatherfordisd.com.

In general, the student or parent should submit a written complaint and request a conference with the campus principal. If the concern is not resolved, a request for a conference should be sent to the superintendent. If still unresolved, the District provides for the complaint to be presented to the Board of Trustees.


CONDUCT

Applicability of School Rules


As required by law, the Board has adopted a Student Code of Conduct that prohibits certain behaviors and defines standards of acceptable behavior—both on and off campus—and consequences for violation of these standards. The District has disciplinary authority over a student in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Students and parents should be familiar with the standards set out in the Student Code of Conduct as well as campus and classroom rules.

Disruptions of School Operations


Disruptions of school operations are not tolerated and may constitute a misdemeanor offense. As identified by law, disruptions include the following:

Interference with the movement of people at an exit, entrance, or hallway of a District building without authorization from an administrator.

Interference with an authorized activity by seizing control of all or part of a building.

Use of force, violence, or threats in an attempt to prevent participation in an authorized assembly.

Use of force, violence, or threats to cause disruption during an assembly.

Interference with the movement of people at an exit or an entrance to District property.

Use of force, violence, or threats in an attempt to prevent people from entering or leaving District property without authorization from an administrator.

Disruption of classes or other school activities while on District property or on public property that is within 500 feet of District property. Class disruption includes making loud noises; trying to entice a student away from, or to prevent a student from attending, a required class or activity; and entering a classroom without authorization and disrupting the activity with loud or profane language or any misconduct.

Interference with the transportation of students in vehicles owned or operated by the District.

Social Events


School rules apply to all school social events. Guests attending these events are expected to observe the same rules as students, and a student inviting a guest will share responsibility for the conduct of his or her guest.

A student attending a social event will be asked to sign out when leaving before the end of the event; anyone leaving before the official end of the event will not be readmitted.


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