Transcript - A high school transcript is basically a record of your academic accomplishments in high school. It lists every class you took, when you took them, and the grade you received in each class
Credit - Value assigned to each class taken in high school. Credits are earned at the end of a semester once you pass the class. Classes are either worth .5 or 1.0 credit. Classes worth a half (.5) credit is only a semester long class, classes that are worth one (1.0) credit is a year long class.
GPA (Grade Point Average) - A way of converting your grades into a numerical scale. The grades that you receive in your high school classes are all averaged together to arrive at one cumulative grade, which is then converted into your GPA.
Honors Courses - These are courses that provide opportunities to explore course material at a broader, deeper and more complex level than the standard course.
Elective classes - A course you take because you want to rather than to fill a particular requirement, although you still get credit for it. (Examples: Fashion and Sewing, Choir, Video Production etc)
Study Hall - A period in your school day set aside to study and complete assignments. No credit is awarded for study hall.
Graduation Requirement - Courses that a student must take in order to graduate from high school.
Post-secondary - Any education beyond high school. (4 year college, 2 year college, apprenticeships, certificate programs etc).
Dual Enrollment - A course which allows you to receive both high school and college credit.
Semester - How a school year is divided. Each school year in CISD is divided into 2 Semesters. Fall Semester and Spring semester. Each semester has 3 marking periods or 3 six weeks terms represented as Sem. 1 and Sem. 2 on the report card. A semester grade is posted to the transcript for each course taken. The semester grade is an average of the 3 six week grades.