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District public school that you are automatically assigned.

What is a base school?


This refers to one 6-week term of the school year.

What is a marking period or quarter?


How many credits are needed to graduate from High School in NC? 

What is 22 credits.


What is the test that all sophomore take to help prepare them for the SAT exam?

What is PSAT?he PSAT (Preliminary SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a test designed to help high school sophomores and juniors prepare for the SAT. The PSAT can also gauge your aptitude for other national tests and inform which areas you'll need to focus your studying on.


This refers to one-half of the school year, made up of two quarters.

What is a semester?


What is the name or term for the classes that you get to choose to take, that are not considered core classes?

What are Electives?


A Durham Public School that has a specialty program that you can only be selected through a lottery process

What is a magnet school?


What does the acronym GPA means? 

What is Grade Point Average?


What is the state assessment students take in the spring of their junior year?

What is SAT? 

Scholastic Aptitude Test: a test taken in the U.S. to measure students' abilities before they go to college.


career and occupational credits needed to meet graduation requirement

What is 4 credits?
High school students can earn college credit prior to graduation and to take higher-level courses that can better prepare them for college.

What are AP classes?


The process that allows a student to enroll in a "random process". It usually opens every February and closes in March. 

What is the lottery?


 ELA class

What is English Language Arts: 

A core course of instruction where students develop listening, speaking, reading, composition, grammar, and spelling skills in English


Students that plan to go to college fill this application out their senior year to help see if they can get financial aid for college expenses

What is FAFSA? Free Application for Federal Student Aid


Fall sports

What is: Softball, Volleyball Girls, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football ,Golf Boys, Soccer Boys, Tennis Boys


This is the number of English Language Arts classes required to graduate from high school with a diploma.

What is 4?


This is the number of mathematics credits required to graduate from high school with a diploma.

What is 3- but most colleges require 4! 


This is the number of Science classes and Social Studies classes required to graduate from high school? 

What is 3 credits for Science and 4 credits for Social Studies.


What are credits in high school?

Credits are awarded upon completing and passing a course or required school program


What are Winter Sports?

What is 

Basketball Boys       Basketball Girls

 Ice Hockey       Swimming Girls

 Wrestling Boys      Wrestling Girls 

Poms                  Unified Basketball



This is the term given to courses in which high school students have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously.

What is Dual Enrollment.


This is similar group of classes that students take in the same subject area towards a specific career.

What is a Pathway?


Where students can go for extra help for high school admission support?

What is Mrs. Williams' office?



What is payment for education?


What are the Spring Sports

What is: 

Volleyball Boys        Soccer Boys 

Track and Field      Swimming Boys     

   Baseball         Golf Girls 

Lacrosse         Soccer Girls 

Tennis Girls