With the debacle that is the school system merger, several changes are filtering down to the "stakeholders" from the transitional board. One of these changes is wording to remove the allowance of adding points to the quarter and semester grades of students enrolled in honors, AP, and IB courses.
Basically, they want to remove the weighting. No extra help for the fact that you had summer work to complete, that you've moved through the year at a faster clip, had more homework, reading, or labs to finish. So, if you work your butt off and get a 91 in honors biology, you won't get that 3 points to make it a 94. You get a B, not an A.
As you can expect, parents are in an uproar. The kids have already selected their classes and changing a schedule now is like moving a mountain. Also factoring into this equation is the state policy of awarding diplomas with "distinction" to students who take a more difficult schedule all four years. Will students/families back off from loading up on the honors and AP courses? You need to have a combination of 3 honors/AP classes every year to get that special label.
I don't like this potential policy change, but the boy will continue to take the same honors and AP classes his sisters did. If his GPA suffers a bit, so be it. For us, that more rigorous course work equates to a better score on the ACT, and that is the test that enabled both girls to attend school with free tuition.
The board keeps tinkering away. Folks cry foul. They reconsider what they were going to change and back off.
That may happen with this.