Carnegie Units

  • Carnegie Credit Courses at Osborne Middle School:

    Middle schools may offer Carnegie units according to the following guidelines:

    Carnegie units of credit may be awarded to 8th  grade students for approved high school level courses.

    Students in 8th grade may earn one Carnegie unit at Osborne middle school for passing the following approved courses if the course is taught by a teacher who is certified 6 -12 in his/her specific content area:

    • Enhanced Grade 8 + Algebra: Concepts and Connections
    • HS Physical Science
    • Foundations of Engineering and Technology
    • Spanish I

    Carnegie Credit Procedures:

    • Parents will be required to sign the Carnegie Unit Credit Decision at the end of the school year indicating whether the credit earned in math will be for middle school credit or as a Carnegie unit towards high school graduation. All other courses will receive Carnegie credit unless otherwise specified by the parents on the form. Students may not earn 1/2 Carnegie credit for courses. 
    • If a Milestones End of Course assessment is mandated by the state of Georgia, 20% of the student's grade in semester two will come from the score on the Milestones End of Course assessment.
    • Courses that earn a high school Carnegie credit in middle school will not be used in the grade point average (GPA) calculation for high school.
    • Courses that earn a high school Carnegie credit in middle school will not be used in GPA calculations for the HOPE scholarship according to current Georgia Student Finance Commission rules for HOPE.
    • Both semester grades (not a yearly average) will be used to determine credit earned. If the student successfully passes both semesters, a 'P' will be placed on the transcript and not a grade. A 'P' will equal 1.0 unit of credit earned.