Below are questions that parents and students frequently ask the counselors.
- How do I take classes at ACC?
- How do I get a schedule change?
- How do I apply for scholarships?
- What does weighted and unweighted GPA mean?
- How do I figure out my class rank percentage?
- Will ACC classes transfer to other universities?
- What is the criteria to exempt finals?
- What options are available to make up credits?
- What is the Success program?
- What is the IB programme?
- What is the advantage in taking Pre-AP and AP classes?
- What is the policy for scheduling college visits during the school week?
How do I take classes at ACC?
Visit the link on the college and career website below for step
by step instructions.
How do I get a schedule change?
Schedule changes are not generally made after school begins unless
you are in a class for which you have already earned credit (through
RRISD Summer School or the previous year or ACC). It is important
you choose wisely when completing the registration process in the
spring or before school starts (new students). Know what you need
to graduate, what you need for your academy, and what you want to
take when choosing your classes.
How do I apply for scholarships?
There are many scholarships listed on the college and career
website. Each scholarship has an application that must be
submitted to that organization. Make sure all parts of the
scholarship application are complete.
What does weighted and unweighted GPA mean?
Colleges look at your unweighted GPA. Unweighted is based on a
4.0 scale. Weighted GPA is based on a 5.0 scale and is only
used by the SPHS to determine your class rank.
How do I figure out my class rank percentage?
If your rank is 300 out of 710 (expressed as 300/710), divide 300
by 710 which equals .42. When expressed as a percentage it is 42%,
which means the top 42%.
Will ACC classes transfer to other universities?
Most basic classes will transfer to other universities in the
state of Texas. For schools out of state, you will need to check
with that school. It is always good to visit with your school of
choice to find out what credits they will accept from ACC. Every
college should have their own equivalency guide which states what
courses are accepted from various schools.
What is the criteria to exempt finals?
See our school website under Exam Exemption Policy.
What options are available to make up credits?
If a student was denied credit due to class average, student can
make up the credit by re-taking the course. Student can elect to
take the same class with a different teacher or possibly take the
class throught Credit Plus (via computer). Student would need to
attain a passing average to get credit.
If a student was denied credit, due to attendance, that student
will need to meet with their alpha principal.
What is the Success program?
The Success Program is a Round Rock ISD alternative education
The Success Program has been established to address the unique
needs of students in at-risk situations. We believe that the
future of our country depends on the education of its youth, that
education should be the concern of everyone, and that education
provides for the optimum development of each individual so that
each individual may make satisfactory decisions in an ever-
Staff members in the Success Program are dedicated to students
and believe in the dignity and worth of each individual. It is
the desire of the staff to work with students, parents, and the
community to address the needs of the individual. Together we can
establish a setting in which students are successful
academically, emotionally, and socially.
Our mission is to provide students in at-risk situations the
opportunity to attain excellence through a non-traditional high
school diploma program.
More information can be found on the below link:
What is the IB programme?
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a
challenging two-year curriculum, primarily aimed at students aged
16 to 19. It leads to a qualification that is widely recognized
by the world’s leading universities. Students learn more than a
collection of facts. The Diploma Programme prepares students for
college level work and encourages them to:
-ask challenging questions
-learn how to learn
-develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture
-develop the ability to communicate with and understand people
from other countries and cultures.
More information can be found at the below link:
What is the advantage in taking Pre-AP and AP classes?
Advanced Placement Program—or AP—is a voluntary program that
offers you an opportunity to take one or more college-level
courses while still in high school. AP isn’t just for top
students or those headed for college. AP offers something for
everyone. Students can choose from 23 courses in several subject
areas including Art, Computer Science, History,
Government and Politics, Music Theory, World Languages, and more.
(AP®) courses give you the opportunity to take college-level
courses while you’re still in high school. Taking the end-of-
course AP Exam sends a powerful message to colleges and
universities that you’re ready for them, and can help you to
gain admission, college credit, and placement into advanced
Did you know... If you earn a high school diploma, you’re likely
to earn $6,500 more annually than students who don’t complete
high school. But if you earn a bachelor’s degree in college,
you’re likely to earn $19,000 more annually. (Source: U.S. Census
Bureau, 2006, PINC-03)
Did you know... AP is a global program. Students at schools in
more than 100 countries participate in AP. AP is increasingly
recognized as a highly desirable academic credential
internationally. More than 600 universities located outside the
United States recognize AP for credit, placement, and/or
admissions purposes. A full listing of these institutions, with
their AP policies and contact information, is available at
www.collegeboard.com/apintl. AP is widely recognized in Austria,
Colombia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Mexico,
Norway, South Korea, and the United Kingdom, among other
countries. The AP International Diploma (APID) is a globally
recognized certificate for students interested in international
studies who display exceptional achievement on AP Exams across
More information can be foudn at the below link:
What is the policy for scheduling college visits during the school week?
Students interested in going to a college visit on a school day
must follow the procedures listed on the attachment if they do not
want the absence to count against their attendance. Juniors and
Seniors are allowed 2 days (2 excused absences) per year to visit
schools. Students must obtain permission at least one week in
advance from the principal in order to go. Follow all instructions
on the permission slip. Permission slips can be found in the main
office or on the college and career website at: