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Carnegie Unit Credit Process Information
8th Grade Students and Parents,
Carnegie units of credit may be awarded to 8th grade students for approved high school level courses.
1. Lanier Middle School offers the following approved Carnegie unit courses:
· Accelerated Algebra I
· Algebra I
· Physical Science (HS Course/EOC)
· Introduction to Business and Technology
· Spanish I
· Introduction to Digital Technology
2. Parents will be required to sign the Carnegie Unit Credit Decision form at the end of the school year indicating whether the grade for the course(s) taken will be counted for middle school credit or as a Carnegie unit towards high school graduation. Students may not earn 1/2 Carnegie credit for courses.
3. If a Milestone End of Course assessment is mandated by the State of Georgia, the student will be required to participate in the assessment to earn the Carnegie credit.
4. 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, which determines class rank, valedictorian, honor graduate, etc.
5. Courses that earn a high school Carnegie credit in middle school will not be used in GPA calculations for the HOPE scholarship according to current Georgia Student Finance Commission rules for HOPE.
6. Both semester grades (not yearly average) will be used to determine credit earned. If the student successfully passes both semesters a 'P' will be placed on the transcript and not a grade. A 'P' will equal 1.0 unit of credit earned.
7. Once Carnegie credit has been accepted for a course, the course cannot be repeated again in high school. This is especially important when considering the acceptance of Math and Spanish credits.