Remember HPISD’s (recently revised, contentious) GPA policy? Well, it’s been tweaked in several areas. As promised, a dedicated committee will continue to study it, because it was tentative from the start.
The version approved in June applied to junior and senior athletics courses, plus some junior-level electives including advanced journalism and performing arts. In short — and with a motherlode of conditions applied — the new approach lets students choose whether those classes will count toward their GPAs at all. They can only play this card for one class per year, however, and must decide by the first day of school.
New stuff: Senior journalism and performing arts classes — plus band, choir, and orchestra, which have apparently been on the list all along — can also be GPA-exempt. Debate is included now, too.
The chart below is scanned from a supplement to last night’s agenda packet, and it’ll highlight some of the fine print for you. Remember, everything’s still subject to review.