Clear Creek ISD Approves Changes to Class Rank Policy
In response to ongoing concerns among students, staff, and parents, the Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a change to the class rank policy for the class of 2027 and beyond. Current high school students are not affected.
Right now, class rank is determined based on the order of students’ cumulative GPA, calculated by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of semester units attempted during the school day.
Sometimes students who are seeking the top six or top ten percent of their class, give up electives such as orchestra or football to take a weighted or advanced level elective to gain additional points on their grade point average. “This issue has been a topic of conversation in Clear Creek ISD for many years,” said Karen Engle, interim superintendent of schools. “We want students to chase their dreams, not only their GPA.”
Class rank will now be determined by a system that uses only courses in English Language Arts (non-elective), Math, Science, Social Studies (non-elective), and World Languages and Culture. Under this proposal, students may take electives they desire without impacting their class rank status.