How to read a report card with college-going culture in mind
This past week your child received their latest report card. When discussing their report card, one of the ways you should look at it is how it affects their college aspirations. Research indicates that students are more likely to be successful and graduate from college when they attend a college or university that matches their academic credentials. Our College Initiatives Team has created this conversation guide to discuss how your child's grades affect their GPA and what type of colleges their grades would MATCH them with.
For families with current juniors, please make sure you have this conservation this spring as your child is actively engaged in creating the first draft of their college list and meeting with their college counselor.
What “NG” means on a report card
On report cards for high school students issued this month, the notation "NG" may have been added that hides a student's grade due to having 18 or more unexcused absences in that course.
Students who receive NG grades may not be failing the course; instead, they failed to meet expanded state attendance requirements, so they will not receive a grade until that course is recovered.
House Bill (HB) 5, an updated regulation passed by the Texas Legislature, outlines standards for promotion and graduation to include attendance.
The school considers students who miss more than 10% of class time as "excessive, unexcused absences" by the school. Although YES Prep will assign and record grades, they will not be awarded to students who have excessive absences until the student recovers the missing seat time.
The student may correct this issue by:
- repeating the course,
- attending credit recovery, or
- completing attendance recovery.
The campus attendance committee can also be contacted in cases where extenuating circumstances exist.
More information on enrolling in credit recovery or attendance recovery will be released in February.
If parents or guardians have any questions regarding attendance recovery in the spring, they may contact the campus director of student support (DSS).
For more information on HB 5, click here.
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