Return to Headlines

Carnegie Credit

Dear Parents,

Trickum Middle School will collect Carnegie Unit forms through a parent portal upload process this school year (see Carnegie Credit Form instructions). If you have difficulty uploading the completed form through the parent portal, you may email the form to jeff.harrison@gcpsk12.org.

 

There will be an optional Question and Answer Google Meet session on Monday, May 18. We ask that you join in on a 30-minute session during your allocated time below:

 

Child’s last name starts with     A-H 6:00-6:30 PM   Meeting ID: meet.google.com/nfj-uhba-wgd

Child’s last name starts with     I-P 6:30-7:00 PM    Meeting ID: meet.google.com/kdq-hytw-hrj

Child’s last name starts with     Q-Z 7:00-7:30 PM   Meeting ID: meet.google.com/zxy-qtor-zno

 

  • Carnegie units of credit may be awarded to 8th grade students for approved high school level courses.

 

  • 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
    • Accelerated Geometry
    • Algebra I
    • Physical Science (HS Course/EOC)
    • Foundations of Engineering/Technology
    • Introduction to Digital Technology
    • Introduction to Business and Technology
    • Spanish I
    • Latin I

 

  • Parent will be required to complete 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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

Thank you for your attention to this matter as this action is required for ALL 8th grade students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jeff Harrison at jeff.harrison@gcpsk12.org.