GRADES are very important because your GPA is based on the grades earned each semester. EVERY class matters; EVERY grade matters.
Students in a level class AND receiving grades below 70, lose eligibility to participate in UIL events, sports, competition, etc.
Students in AP/PREAP courses making grade 60-69 remain eligible for UIL. If a student in an AP or PreAP course ended the grading period with a grade less than 60, they may apply for a waiver from Dr. Benjamin Petty (the student has to initiate the waiver process).
Does the student have a lot (more than 3) zeroes on assignments? If daily work looks good, how is the student performing on tests? Is the student attending tutorials during PLC? If the student's grade is below 70, encourage the student to attend tutoring. Do you follow your student's grades on the Home Access Center (HAC) Account? What is causing the student to fail this course? Lack of organization? Not doing homework? Not studying for tests? Contact the teacher for his/her input.