It seems strange that a 9th grade student, for example, that is taking Algebra Honors would receive the same weight for the course as a 9th grade student taking Algebra 2 Honors, a double accelerated course. This skews the class ranks in an unfavorable way for accelerated kids. Is there a reason why this is the policy?

Written by on November 23, 2016

A.  All students in the same course, regardless of the age of the student or grade the student is in when taking the course, receive the same weighted multiplier (Policy 7223).  Students who reach more advanced courses earlier have the opportunity to take more advanced courses later in their high school career as illustrated by the Academic Progressions documents on the webpage: