Course Selector Information
Enrollment Forms (Please click on the links below to see full forms)
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ADVANCED HS CREDIT INFORMATION:
During the 2019-20 school year, Liberty Public Schools (LPS) Middle School students can receive High School credit for the following courses:
Algebra I 8
Gifted Algebra I
French I (MS)
German I (MS)
Spanish I (MS)
Information about how these classes are reported on the transcript:
Middle School teachers will assess student performance in these classes and give students the appropriate letter grade that matches their performance (A, B, C, D, or F). These grades will remain in the student’s permanent Middle School record. District staff will then pull these grades from PowerSchool and complete the following process to award high school credit where appropriate:
- PowerSchool staff will pull all grades earned in these courses at the Middle School Level into an Excel file for processing.
- All grades of F will be removed from the file and will not be placed on a student’s high school transcript (the student will not earn credit and the student will not have an F show on their high school transcript).
- All grades of A, B, C, and D will be changed to “P” for Pass and will be excluded from GPA and Class Rank calculations.
- The school name for these grades will be changed to one of the following based on the Middle School feeder system;
- Liberty High School Advanced 7th/8th Grade Credit
- Liberty North High School Advanced 7th/8th Grade Credit
- PowerSchool staff will then import these grades into PowerSchool as 9th grade courses so that they will show on a student’s high school transcript.
- The grade of P for these classes provides the students with 0.5 credits per semester class passed. These P grades will not factor into the student’s GPA/Class Rank for LPS as Passing grades have no GPA value.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Information:
In order to be eligible to compete in collegiate athletics supervised by the NCAA, students must meet Core Course, GPA, and ACT/SAT score requirements set by the NCAA for each Division. Information about eligibility can be found here: http://www.ncaa.org/about/student-athlete-eligibility. These Advanced Middle School courses may be used by student athletes in order to meet the NCAA requirements if needed. Student athletes should be aware that the NCAA counts these “Passing” grades as having a GPA value of 1 on a 4-point scale. However, the NCAA allows students to use their best Core Courses in their GPA calculation so the only reason a student athlete would need to use these courses is if they did not have enough Core Course credits without them. If you have further questions regarding NCAA requirements, you can contact the NCAA Parent/Guardian/Student help line directly at: 877-262-1492.
If for any reason, a Parent/Guardian wishes to opt their Middle School student out of earning high school credit for these Middle School courses, they must complete the “Opt-Out” request form, LINKED HERE. Parents/Guardians must complete this process during the year the student earns the credit or upon initial entry into a Liberty Public Schools High School.
We have three International Languages offered for 8th grade students. Below you will find short videos produced by current 8th grade students describing the available courses and why they enjoy participating
Missouri Seal of Biliteracy
The Missouri Seal of Biliteracy is an award granted by a local district to recognize a student who has attained proficiency in English and one or more other world language(s) before high school graduation. The recognition of attaining biliteracy becomes a part of the high school transcript for these students and serves to certify attainment of biliteracy for the community, employers and universities. Below is a link for more information regarding the Missouri Seal of Biliteracy program.