• Hello ! Welcome to 8th Grade High School Credit!

     
    Forsyth County eighth grade students have the opportunity to earn up to four credits that will count towards high school graduation.  Eighth grade students enrolled in Honors Accelerated Coordinate Algebra / Analytic Geometry A, Physical Science, Spanish 1, as well as elective courses in Band and Chorus, have the opportunity to earn high school credit.  Credits for each successfully completed high school course are posted on the high school transcript.  Units of credit awarded at the middle school level are not included in the high school grade point average (GPS) and will not receive quality points.  A maximum of four units of credit may be awarded at the middle school level.  Upon recommendation, Honors Accelerated Coordinate Algebra / Analytic Geometry A and Spanish 1 credit may be declined.  Parents / students who wish to decline credit must notify the middle school in writing prior to the end of the school year.  The decision to decline credit is final once the written request is received and the grade is posted on the high school transcript.  If a student elects to take more than four high school credit courses during 8th grade, he / she will only be allowed to accept high school credit for four of the five courses.  In this situation, one course of the student’s choice must be declined in writing.  Specific points of information for each course are also detailed below.
     
    Physical Science

    • Every eighth grade student will take Physical Science.
    • Students will take the Criterion Based Competency Test (CRCT) for eighth grade science in April.
    • Students will take the End of Course Test (EOCT) for Physical Science in May.  The EOCT score is recorded as 20% of the course average.
    • Students must pass the course with a 70 or higher to earn one high school credit.
    • Students must earn credit in Physical Science or Physics to graduate from high school.
     
    Spanish 1

    • Students who successfully complete Level 1 of a world language (i.e. Spanish) with a grade of 70 or higher will receive one unit of credit on the high school transcript and be recommended to enroll in Level 2 of the same language upon entering high school.
    • Parents / students may wish to decline this credit.  To do this, parents must notify the middle school in writing prior to the end of the school year.  The decision to decline credit is final once the written request is received and the grade is posted to the high school transcript.
    • Students who successfully complete Spanish 1 and decline credit must select a different language for Level 1 world language credit upon entering high school.
     
    Eighth Grade Band

    • Students must pass the course with a 70 or higher to earn one high school credit.
     
    Eight Grade Chorus

    • Students must pass the course with a 70 or higher to earn one high school credit.


    Honors Accelerated Coordinate Algebra / Analytic Geometry A

    • Students will take the Criterion Based Competency Test (CRCT) for eighth grade math in April.
    • Students will take the End of Course Test (EOCT) for Honors Accelerated Coordinate Algebra / Analytic Geometry A in May.  The EOCT score is recorded as 20% of the course average.
    • Students must pass the course with a 70 or higher to earn one high school credit.
    • The recommendation for students with an average of 85 or higher in Honors Accelerated Coordinate Algebra / Analytic Geometry A is to enroll in Honors Accelerated Analytic Geometry B / Advanced Algebra upon entering high school.
    • The recommendation for students with an average of 84 to 70 is to decline credit and repeat Honors Accelerated Coordinate Algebra / Analytic Geometry A or to take Analytic Geometry upon entering high school.
    • Parents / Students wishing to decline credit for Honors Accelerated Coordinate Algebra / Analytic Geometry A must notify the middle school in writing prior to the end of the school year.  The decision to decline credit is final once the written request is received and the grade is posted to the high school transcript.

    The ability for our eighth grade students to earn high school credit in the middle school will undoubtedly open up opportunities for students to more fully benefit from their years in high school.  Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the administrative team if questions arise surrounding the high school credit earned in middle school.