Grade 9 -- 5 Units
Grade 10 -- 11 Units
Grade 11 -- 16 Units
Grade 12 -- 23 Units
To receive full credit in a full credit course, students must earn a minimum of 7 quality points per year with at least four of these quality points earned in the last semester. For a half-credit course, the student must earn a minimum of 4 quality points.
All courses must be pursued for full credit. The only exceptions would be:
a. Those courses designated as half-credit courses by Bulletin 741
b. Courses where the principal has granted permission for the student to receive half credit
Seniors must be in attendance for at least 167 instructional days, each consisting of a minimum of 330 minutes of instructional time. Early dismissal of seniors for tests, etc., is not to begin until after the minimum of 167 instructional days has been met.
The Vernon Parish Summative Tests for Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies will be used as the final examinations in grades nine through twelve.
In addition to completing a minimum of 23 Carnegie Units of credit, the student shall also be required to pass the Graduation Exit Exam, beginning with the 1991 graduation class. This shall first apply to the students classified as sophomores in 1988-1989 and thereafter.
The English, language arts and mathematics components of the graduation test shall be administered to students in the 10th grade.
The science and social studies components of the graduation test shall be administered to students in the 11th grade.
Remediation and retake opportunities will be provided for students who do not pass the test. Remedial classes are required for students scoring below the 35th percentile in Reading Total, Language Total or Math Total on 9th grade ITED.
All city and parish school systems shall notify each student and parent(s) or guardian of the requirement of passing the Graduation Exit Exam prior to or upon entering the 10th grade.
Seniors will be required to pay a graduation fee of $20.00 prior to February 1st. After this date, a late fee of $5.00 will be assessed. These fees are used to pay for: Senior Luncheon, Flowers/Decorations and Medals.
Caps and gowns will be distributed after senior grades are finished. No exceptions.
Honors/AP/Dual Credit/Advanced classes including advanced math, trigonometry, calculus, Biology II, Physics, Microbiology, Pharmacy Tech, CCNA and IT Essentials will have 3 points added to each six weeks grade and final exam.
Number and letter grades will be on report cards.
Effective with those students graduating in school year 2007-2008 (beginning freshmen school year 2004-2005), students will be recognized as honor graduates using the system defined below:
Summa Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude
There will be two class rank determinations.
b. Numerical grade average
c. ACT Score