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Will 8th Grade Art Class Affect High School GPA?

Question: Hello Dean, I am currently an 8th grader doing a high school art class. I am currently not doing so well as I have a C in that class. Will this impact my high school GPA?

This is a question for your guidance counselor and not for "The Dean" because different schools handle high school classes taken during middle school in different ways. And I have actually never encountered 8th graders taking high school art courses, although I have advised gazillions of 8th graders who took high school math and foreign languages.

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