Whole Course Credit (Composite Grading)
The TEKS for many courses include objectives covered throughout both semesters the course is offered. Whole course credit applies to all HISD two-semester sequential high school courses (designated “A” and “B” including distance learning, original credit, credit recovery and summer school) and not to one semester courses. Credit by Exam (CBE) may not be considered for composite grading. Should a student fail one semester and pass the other semester of a two-semester course, the student will earn one whole credit if the average is a 70 for both semesters combined. A remainder of 0.5 will be rounded off to the next highest number, including 69.5 -69.9; thereby equaling a grade of 70. For example, (139 grade points = 69.5 which rounds up to 70. These rules apply to courses taken and completed in HISD only and may not be combined with courses taken out of district. Students moved from a Pre AP, Pre IB, AP, or IB course into a corresponding regular course will only receive quality points for the advanced course if the student successfully completes the advanced course with a grade of 70 or above.