Instructions for Accepting Carnegie Credit
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Please reference the content below in order to accept and/or decline Carnegie Credit for your 8th grader's applicable coursework no later than June 6, 2021 at 11:59 PM.
Students in 8th grade may earn one Carnegie unit for passing the following approved courses if the course is taught by a teacher who is certified 6 -12 in his/her specific content area:
- Accelerated Algebra I
- Algebra I
- Physical Science (HS Course)
- Introduction to Digital Technology
- Introduction to Business and Technology
- Spanish I
A student's parent/guardian is required to sign the Carnegie Unit Credit Decision Form at the end of the school year indicating either the credit for the course(s) taken will be for middle school credit or as a Carnegie Unit towards high school graduation; this year, the form will be completed electronically through the Parent Portal by following the videos and document below.
Students may not earn 1/2 Carnegie credit for courses. Courses that earn a high school Carnegie credit in middle school will not be used in the grade point average (GPA) calculation for high school, nor will be used in GPA calculations for the HOPE scholarship according to current Georgia Student Finance Commission rules for HOPE.
Both semester grades (not the yearly average) will be used to determine credit earned. If the student successfully passes both semesters, then a 'P' will be placed on the transcript and not a grade. A 'P' will equal 1.0 unit of Carnegie Credit earned.
If necessary, translated forms can be completed for each eligible class and may be submitted to the front office before 3:00 PM on Friday, June 4, 2021.