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post Jun 14 2017, 09:53 PM
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Just held tryouts, and I have two kids from other high schools whose transcripts have courses I've never had to contemplate before. If anyone knows for sure whether or not to count them for a kid's GPA, I'd love your input. (I left a message for my state director, too.)

KID #1, coming from a parochial school:

The Bible As Literature

KID #2, coming from Cypress Lakes High School. I found a school by this name in Katy, Texas, but idk if that's the school he went to, or somewhere else.

Fnd Pers Fit <-- I am guessing that this might be "Foundations in Personal Fitness" - i.e., gym class, which doesn't count, but the kid has a 3.04 at the moment, so it's worth checking.

PACE <-- You got me. I don't even know what department this class would be listed under.

Thanks in advance if anyone knows more about this!
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post Jun 15 2017, 04:09 AM
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PACE is alternative learning I think. I don't think any of these play on GPA.

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post Jun 15 2017, 06:49 PM
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In Nebraska, we are told to leave all religion courses out of our calculations (and I assume it's the same everywhere, right?). But...is that a Catholic school? If so, that is not the title of one of the official courses that all Catholic schools throughout the country are supposed to be teaching high school students. So that might count as an English class or something, I guess. I teach a world religions class that counts as social studies and would therefore count for AD.
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post Jun 16 2017, 12:10 AM
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Bible as Literature should count as an English class. We have it at our school.
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post Jun 16 2017, 08:17 PM
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QUOTE (fyzics @ Jun 14 2017, 05:53 PM) *
Fnd Pers Fit

Clearly referring to "Fondling Persimmons Fittingly". A very intensely academic course, of course.

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post Jun 16 2017, 08:26 PM
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Rather than spout out what I think should or should not count, I'd recommend checking with your regional or state AD for a ruling. There's a chance that the class counts as an academic class, but it could also be considered a subjective course, such as Art or Music, which does not count.

For student 2, I submit exhibit A...


PACE is a class for 9th graders to help them transition from middle school to high school that's a local credit only, so maybe it might not count... check with your local or state AD board for a ruling, I'm guessing. Fnd Pers Fit is definitely gym, no need to ask about that.

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