Upper School

 2015-2016 School Profile

 

Graduation Requirements

Total 24 credits
English 4 credits
Math 4 credits
Science 3 credits
Foreign Language 2 credits
Fine Art 1 credit
Computer 1 credit
Social Studies 1 credit
American Government 1 credit
US History 1 credit
Personal Finance ½ credit
Economics ½ credit
Lifetime Wellness 1 credit
Electives 4 credits

Graduation Checklist

 

Promotion

Sophomore      6 credits

Junior              12 credits

Senior              18 credits

Graduation      24 credits

 

Grade Point Averages

Fayette Academy currently uses a 4.0 scale with weighted grade point averages for Honors, AP, and Dual Enrollment courses. A student’s GPA is calculated per semester, using semester averages per course.

 

Grade Numeric Average Traditional Honors AP
A 90-100 4.0 5.0 6.0
B 80-89 3.0 4.0 5.0
C 70-79 2.0 3.0 4.0
D 65-70 1.0 2.0 3.0
F 0-64 0.0 0.0 0.0

 

Class Rank

Class rank is determined after the 7th semester using cumulative semester numeric averages. Honors graduates must have taken at least four honors courses and obtain a cumulative numeric average of a 95.00 for Summa Cum Laude and 90.00 to 94.99 for Cum Laude.

 

Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Honor Graduates

Class of 2017 and 2018: Students wanting to be honor graduates or compete for the Valedictorian or Salutatorian awards are required to have completed at least four honors or advanced placement classes during their high school careers. Valedictorian and Salutatorian candidates must have attended Fayette Academy for three years.

Class of 2019 and 2020: Students wanting to be honor graduates or compete for the Valedictorian or Salutatorian awards are required to have completed at least two advanced placement courses and five honors courses during their high school careers. Valedictorian and Salutatorian candidates must have attended Fayette Academy for three years.

 

Important Testing Dates

ASPIRE

ACT ASPIRE is offering the in April each year. The ASPIRE assesses student readiness in English, math, reading, science, and writing. The test maps student progress in the context of college and career readiness.

 

PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)

The PSAT/NMSQT is offered in October each year. All juniors are required to take the test since it is a requirement for the National Merit Scholarship. The PSAT/NMSQT also gives the students an estimation of potential SAT scores.

 

ACT/SAT

All high school students are required to take the ACT or SAT for high school graduation eligibility. The ACT and SAT are college admissions tests which are required by most colleges and universities. Students should determine which standardized test s required by the college of their choice. Students may take the test as many times as they choose. Students can register for these tests online. The Fayette Academy ACT school code is

 

AP Exams

All students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses are required to pay the examination fee to take the AP exam administered at the end of the year. Students receiving a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the exam may receive college credit at the discretion of the postsecondary institution.

Testing Dates 2016-17