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Graduation Requirements

Before you can attend college, whether a 2-year or a 4-year school, you MUST graduate from The Banff School! Banff offers two diploma plans as outlined by the Texas Education Agency: the Recommended Diploma and the Distinguished Diploma.

You and your parents/guardians must compare and choose the plan that works best for you. Please note, though, that some colleges and scholarships require that students must be on the Distinguished Diploma plan to be considered as an applicant.

Our college counselor and Upper School Director will meet with you every year to go over your individual plan and help you select courses with your selected degree plan in mind. However, you must always be aware of what you have completed as well as what you need to take to fulfill the requirements - you must take ownership of your education!

Your grades, your GPA (Grade Point Average), and your class standing can also be vitally important in determining how you compare to other applicants to your chosen colleges. The better your grades are - starting with your freshman year - the more opportunities will be available to you. Also, since The Banff School uses a weighted GPA, you need to review your records at the completion of each semester to ensure that you receive proper credit for any Honors, Dual Credit, or Advanced Placement course you complete. Resolve any discrepancies immediately; some things might be impossible to verify a year or more later.

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Prepare Your Child for College

The Baff School’s primary goal is to meet the needs of each student to the best of our ability. We are commitment to help navigate the often confusing paths through the college search, applications, and acceptance processes.