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High School Credit in Middle School
Onslow County Schools 2016-2017 Middle School Course of Study (Grades 6-8) Main Page
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Immunization Information
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High School Credit in Middle School
Middle School Core Classes
Core includes English/Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies
Middle School Electives
Offerings and availability differ from school to school.
Testing Information
What to Expect in High School

North Carolina State Board of Education policy allows students in middle school to take high school credit bearing classes. Course availability is determined by the principal at each middle school based on scheduling and teacher licensure.

What high school credit courses can I take in middle school?

There are a number of courses which middle schoolers can take to earn high school credit. Which are offered at our middle schools are determined by scheduling and teacher licensure. The courses which have been offered include the following: English I, Math I, Math II, Earth and Environmental Science, World History, Spanish and French. Other courses are available for students to take through the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) program. For more information on this program, please see your school Guidance Counselor.

Can I withdraw from a high school credit class in middle school?

Yes, but only within the first 20 school days of a year-long course and within the first 10 school days of a semester-long course.

Will I get high school credit for taking a high school class in middle school?

Yes, high school courses taken in middle school count towards high school graduation credit requirements if you receive a passing grade in the class and on the EOC (if applicable). The final course grade does not transfer to your high school transcript, only the course credit does, showing that you successfully completed the course in middle school and the grade received for the course will appear.

Is credit the same as GPA?

No, course credit means that you have successfully completed a course and the credit counts towards high school graduation requirements. GPA stands for Grade Point Average and is calculated based on the final course grade you earn for each class. GPA is not calculated for middle school courses and high school courses taken in middle school are not factored into your GPA for high school.

Is a high school course taken in middle school an honors course?

No, high school courses taught in middle school are taught at a high school level, but this does not mean they are taught on an honors level.

How can I sign up for a high school course in middle school?

Each middle school has a specific registration process that includes criteria for taking high school courses. The final decision is made by the principal at each school.   Students wishing to take high school courses are expected to be able to handle more rigorous coursework which is demonstrated by mastery of middle school level work.

If I am in a high school class do I still have to take the EOG?

Students enrolled in middle schools must take EOGs in math and reading in grades 6-8 and science in grade 8; there is no exception. Additionally, if there is an EOC for a high school course middle school students enrolled in the high school course also have to take that EOC. For example, a middle school student enrolled in Math I has to take the middle school EOG for their grade level and the Math I EOC.

Can I take a foreign language other than Spanish?

You may enroll in another language that is available through the NCVPS system, with the approval of the school's administration.

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