Repeating a Course/Improving Grade

Students who fail a course required for graduation must regain the credit in one of the following ways:

  • Repeat the full course in a SHHS traditional setting in the school year
  • Repeat the full course in a SHHS online course in the summer or school year
  • Complete the course in a SHHS credit recovery setting in the summer or school year

For students who repeat the course in either the SHHS traditional or online setting, on the student’s transcript, “NC” for non-credit will be issued for the failed course, and the failing grade will be removed from the student’s cumulative GPA. The student’s transcript and cumulative GPA will reflect the grade earned in the repeated course.

Students must receive approval by their counselor to complete the failed course through SHHS credit recovery. Administrative guidelines establish the process for earning credit through this program. For students who repeat the course in credit recovery, on the student’s transcript, “NC” for non-credit will be issued for the failed course, and the failing grade will be removed from the student’s cumulative GPA. Students passing credit recovery courses will receive a maximum grade of 70%. “CR” will be listed by the course name to indicate the course was completed through Credit Recovery. The NCAA does not recognize credits earned through a credit recovery program.

Students who desire to improve their grade in a course taken at Science Hill must do so in one of the following ways:

  • Repeat the full course in a SHHS traditional setting in the regular school year
  • Repeat the full course in a SHHS online course in the summer or school year
  • In extenuating circumstances, the counseling staff and administration of Science Hill may approve a student to repeat the full course in a Niswonger Foundation online course, which requires the student to pay a class access fee of $145 or the current rate for the Niswonger course

Students must receive approval by their counselor and a SH administrator to improve a grade in a course for which they already have credit. Generally, students are not permitted to repeat a course to improve a grade if they have already passed the next course in the sequence. On the student’s transcript, “NC” for non-credit will be issued for the original course, and the original grade will be removed from the student’s cumulative GPA. The student’s transcript and cumulative GPA will reflect the grade earned in the repeated course.