2016 – 2017 Academic Profile

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Griffin School is a college preparatory high school community defined by academic rigor and creativity. Our mission is to cultivate individual potential and intellectual curiosity within a vibrant and engaged community.

School and Community
Griffin School, founded in 1996, serves grades 9-12. Total enrollment is 100. The senior class of 2017 includes 24 students. The school draws from 39 zip codes in the Central Texas area, 5 states and 7 countries. The faculty and administration include 15 full-time and 12 part-time teachers, of whom 12 hold advanced degrees. The student-teacher ratio is 6:1 and the average class size is 10.

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Griffin School is accredited by the Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools, under the auspices of the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission.

Academic Program and Diploma Requirements
The Griffin School graduation plan includes a classical liberal arts program of study: four courses each in Mathematics, Social Science, English, and Science, two credits of foreign language, unique elective opportunities, community service, and a senior honors project. The school offers AP and pre-AP courses across all disciplines during the junior and senior years. It is important to note that the “on level” courses are designed to maintain college preparatory academic standards for all students. In small, interactive classrooms, Griffin School students are expected to be actively engaged in meaningful learning.

Class Rank Policy
Griffin School emphasizes personal achievement and it is our general policy to not rank our students.

Grade Point Scale
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Arts Programming
Griffin School offers 40 different art classes. Students choose one art elective per semester, which include classes such as Theatre, Fashion Design, Sculpture, Music Theory, 2D Design and Film Production. Students also take one art workshop each quarter, including classes such as Creative Writing, Digital Design, Fiber Arts, Photoshop, Radio Production, Basketry, Watercolor and Music Ensemble.

Griffin School Classes of 2015 & 2016 – College Acceptances and Matriculation
41 students total graduated in the Classes of 2015 & 2016. 92% applied and were accepted to four-year colleges. 37 students matriculated to a four-year college, 3 students enrolled in a 2-year college, 1 student is taking a gap year.

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*Indicates that one or more members of the Class of 2015-16 matriculated.

Class of 2016 SAT Scores
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Class of 2016 ACT Composite Scores
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National Merit Recognition, 2016
Two students were recognized as National Merit Hispanic Scholars.

Community Service Requirement
Griffin students complete 20 hours of volunteer service per year, resulting in a total of 80 hours by their graduation date.

Transfer Grades
Grades transferred from other schools are calculated in the Griffin School GPA.