FAQ | Clark Magnet High School Academics

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    1. What is the grade point average required?
    A grade point average of 2.0 (C or better) in middle school core subject areas (English, Math, Science and Social Science) is required for student applicants.

    2. Will the final grades in 8th grade also be considered?
    Yes. June grades will be reviewed at the end of 8th grade.

    3. Do students with a higher GPA have a better chance of acceptance?
    No. All students with grade point average of 2.0 and above in middle school core subject areas (English, Math, Science and Social Science) have the same chance and equal opportunity.    

    4. What are the math requirements for attending CMHS?
    All students MUST be eligible to take Integrated Math I or higher by the completion of their 8th grade year.

    5. Do behavior and attendance of the student also play a role on their acceptance?
    Yes. Satisfactory behavior, (no more than 5 total infractions of school rules or no more than two "U" unsatisfactory marks in citizenship during the last three semesters), attendance, (no more than 14 full day absences) and grades (C or better in core subjects) in the past three semesters are required to meet the application criteria. June grades, attendance and citizenship marks will also be reviewed at the end of 8th grade.

    6. What is the requirement on standardized tests?
    If applicant is attending a private school that administers standardized tests, the results must be provided.  

    7. My child's school does not believe in testing and grading system, therefore on his/her report card there are no grades. Would he/she be still eligible?
    GUSD follows the California State Standards and grades students accordingly. A grade point average of 2.0 (C or better) in middle school core subject areas of English, Math, Science and Social Science is required to apply for Clark. Therefore, the grades should be indicated on the student's last three semester transcripts.      

    8. My child's grades in 7th grade were below 2.0 but he/she is doing much better this semester. Can he/she be given a chance?
    No. All incoming 9th grade students are reviewed based on their official transcript in 7th and 8th grades.

    9. My child is not living in the United States yet.  He/she is studying in another country. Can I provide his/her transcripts and have him/her participate in the lottery?
    The student must be living with parent/guardian at the time of the lottery.  He/she needs to have his/her transcript and standardized test scores available.