Well, HPISD trustees did opt to change the district’s GPA policy on Tuesday night — but not to a pass/fail option.
Per the revision, juniors and seniors can now choose whether athletics, Belles, and cheerleading classes will count toward their grade-point averages in the first place. The policy also applies to junior-level journalism and performing arts classes, provided students have already logged two years in a given subject and have GPAs higher than 4.0.
Trustees approved the measure on the condition that it stay open to revisions, research, and plenty of feedback. It’s “a limited response,” as Superintendent Dawson Orr explained, to some parents’ concerns that electives graded on a 4.0 scale can hurt student athletes — and a process that’s still in it’s beginnings.
Even so, the wheels are in motion. (Update: to read the full policy online, click here). And for more information, pick up Friday’s paper.