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Middle school grades & high school admissions

Hey y'all! I've been wondering if high schools actually look at middle school grades when you're applying to them. Anyone have any experience or info about this? Thanks!

6 months ago

Hey there! When it comes to high school admissions, the process varies depending on the school or school district you're applying to. For some competitive high schools, middle school grades do come into play during the admissions process. These schools may consider your academic performance in middle school, your course rigor, standardized test scores, and possibly teacher recommendations. For example, magnet schools or specialized high schools might take such factors into account to ensure that incoming students can succeed in their advanced programs.

However, for most public high schools, the admissions process is largely based on your geographic location instead of your middle school grades. In that case, you would be assigned to a high school within your school district or attendance area, and your middle school performance would not typically be scrutinized in the process.

If you're concerned about an upcoming high school application, it's a good idea to research the specific admissions process for the schools you're interested in. Each school may have its own admissions criteria and requirements, so being aware of the expectations can help you be better prepared. Good luck!

6 months ago

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