Credit is granted on a semester basis. For each semester of successful work in a subject meeting five times per week .5 credit is granted. For subjects meeting less than five times a week, such as PE and Health courses, .25 credit is granted.
WHPS students successfully completing either Algebra 1 or programming equivalent to year one of a high school World Language course taken at the middle school level, may have these courses recognized for credit on their high school transcript with a grade of PASS.
On occasion, students may request taking a course outside of their home school and apply it to the graduation requirements. A request for external course credit must be submitted and approved prior to enrollment in any such course work. Grades earned in external courses are recorded as Pass on student transcripts and are not factored into the GPA.
No credit will be given when a student repeats a subject for which he/she has already received credit except in the performing music courses, in special work experience programs and in other individual cases with prior approval.
Note: Attendance policy violations may result in the loss of credit. Attendance violations involving the potential loss of credit are subject to administrative review. See the student handbook for details of the attendance policy.
Minimum Credit Requirements
- Grade 10: 4.0 credits
- Grade 11: 9.0 credits
- Grade 12: 15.0 credits
If a senior is not eligible for graduation with the class due to failure to meet the graduation requirements and/or performance standards then the student must:
A. Return in September as a fifth year student (see policy 5420/ 5430) or
B. Enroll in summer school and meet the requirement or
C. Enroll in courses to be designated through the West Hartford Adult Education Program and meet the requirement or
D. Make arrangements for re-testing to meet the performance standard
Students in jeopardy of not graduating and their parents are formally notified in writing of their status three times during their senior year. Notifications are sent at the end of the first quarter, the end of the first semester and the end of the third quarter marking periods. In addition, school counselors meet with any student who is in danger of not graduating at the end of each quarter.