Pre-AP classes & High School GPA?

I either read it here and/or heard from parent(s) in our school that if a 7th or 8th grader is in Pre-AP class, that grade the student receives in the Pre-AP class will be included towards the student's H.S. GPA later on?

Is this (still) true?
Starting this year, if your child takes health, Spanish 1A and 1B, or Algebra not only will they get HS credit but it also counts toward their HS GPA.