snowbeltmom Posted November 5, 2012 Share Posted November 5, 2012 (edited) I posted this on the General Board, but it may have made more sense to start a thread here. Just a heads-up to those of you living in Texas who are considering sending your children to public school for the high school years. Based on the comments in this thread (link below) on College Confidential, some high schools in Texas are including high school level classes taken in middle school in the students’ gpa’s, which is not unusual – all of the schools in my area have this policy as well. However, this policy can have negative ramifications for a student in Texas who enters the system in 9th grade, since the public universities in Texas have the auto-admit policy and class rank is extremely important for those students who wish to attend a public university in Texas. It appears that kids who don’t also attend the middle school in these systems will have their gpa’s negatively affected and possibly fall out of the “auto-admit” zone. So if you have plans to send your child to a public high school in Texas and your student wishes to attend a public university in your state, you may want to check into your system's middle school grading policy and enroll your child in middle school instead of waiting for 9th grade. http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/...lection-3.html ETA: The link works, but it takes you to the wrong page. The discussion about this issue starts with post #26. ETA: Hmmm... the link worked when I initially tried it. Let me post it again: http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/engineering-majors/1411188-engineering-school-selection-2.html Edited November 5, 2012 by snowbeltmom Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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