Taking Courses as Pass/Fail: Information & Form
10th, 11th, & 12th grade level students are eligible to take courses as pass/fail if they meet the following criteria.
If a student's GPA is higher than 4.0, taking an unweighted course can lower their GPA, even if they make an A in the course. For that reason, we allow students to take a course as pass/fail if they meet the following requirements:
1. The student is a sophomore, junior or senior.
2. The student has a GPA of 4.0 or higher.
3. The student has fulfilled the graduation requirements in the core area of the pass/fail course (initial fine arts or band earning P.E. fall credit, etc. cannot be taken P/F).
4. The course is not a weighted course. (Non-weighted endorsement elective courses may be taken as pass/fail.)
Forms must be submitted to alpha counselors prior to end of the 2nd six week grading period for fall semester, and prior to the end of the 5th six week grading period for spring courses in order to declare intent to take a course as pass/fail.