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Graduation Requirements

All students are required to complete a minimum of 20 credits to graduate:

English 4 credits
Math 4 credits
Science 3 credits
Social Studies 3 credits
Physical Education 1 credit
Health .5 credit
Cultural Arts .5 credit
Workforce Development .5 credit
Foreign Language (same) 2 credits
Electives 2 credits

One-half unit of credit is awarded for each course per semester. In addition, all students are required to complete 50 hours of volunteer service learning and pass the required competency tests.

 

Grade Point Average and Class Rank

Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed at the end of each semester and includes all subjects in which a student received a letter grade. It is determined on a four-point system, with grades for Honors and Advanced Placement courses assigned one and two additional points respectively. Cumulative class rank is based on semester grades in all subjects and is computed for all students at the end of each semester. GPAs and class ranks are computed on courses taken with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System only. Coursework taken outside the system is reflected on the transcript, but is not computed into the GPA. Grades for coursework from UNC-Chapel Hill and the Hill Learning Development Center are computed directly into GPA.

East Chapel Hill High School is a highly competitive school where students typically score above the national average on standardized tests. The median GPA and class rank for East Chapel Hill High School are 3.568 and 160 based upon the 320 seniors who have current GPA's for the 2002-03 school year.

Class Percentage Rank
GPA
10
5.384-4.555
20
4.538-4.342
30
4.333-4.095
40
4.083-3.857
50
3.846-3.568

 

Grading Scale
Grades
Quality Points
93-100
A
4
85-92
B
3
77-84
C
2
70-76
D
1
0-69
F
0

Honors courses receive one additional quality point. Advanced Placement courses receive two additional quality points.


Scholastic Aptitude Test Scores

Test Category
ECHHS
NC
National
Verbal
585
495
507
Mathematics
596
506
519
Combined
1181
1001
1026


Advanced Placement Test Scores*
2002
313 students took 627 tests; 157 received a score of 5; 175 received a score of 4; 173 received a score of 3.

2003
423 students took 914 tests; 227 tests received a score of 5; 260 received a score of 4; 242 received a score of 3.

*All students enrolled in AP courses are required to take AP exams.


National Merit Program Finalists

Class of 2000
15 Semi-Finalists
14 Finalists
Class of 2001
20 Semi-Finalists
19 Finalists
Class of 2002
16 Semi-Finalists
15 Finalists
Class of 2003
14 Semi-Finalists
13 Finalists
Class of 2004
11 Semi-Finalists


Post-Secondary Plans

4-year colleges and universities 84%
2-year colleges 9%

Class of 2000: 219 graduates
Class of 2001: 226 graduates
Class of 2002: 268 graduates
Class of 2003: 334 graduates