Attention Parents of Students Taking High School Courses

Per the VA Standards of Accreditation, a middle school student has the option to expunge/remove a high school course (grade and associated credit) taken in middle school from his/her high school transcript. While the course and grade will remain on the middle school record, neither the course nor the credit will be placed on the high school transcript and the grade will not be included in the high school G.P.A. Please note: Once the course has been removed, it cannot be placed back on the transcript.


To pursue this option, please complete and submit the electronic “High School Credit Removal” form located on the PowerSchool Parent Portal by June 30, 2020 of the year in which the student attempted the course. Requests submitted after this time will not be considered. Directions to access this form can be found here  We encourage you to reach out to your school counselor with any questions and to discuss this option with your school counselor prior to making a final decision.


As a reminder, HCPS offers the following high school credit-bearing courses in middle school (this varies by school – the courses listed here are offered at QMS): Earth Science, Algebra I, PSC Geometry, World History and Geography I, Art I Discovering Art, Independent Living, Technology Foundations, Exploring Computer Science, 21st Century Inquiry and Leadership, French I, Spanish I, French II, Spanish II, Foundations of Spanish Part B and Foundations of French Part B.