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Lincoln County Schools
Tuesday, September 26th
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Lincoln County Citizens Center
Lincoln County Schools
Monday, October 24, 2016
Lincoln Cultural Center
- Learn about types of financial aid
- Understand loans vs grants
- Learn how to complete the FAFSA
CFNC Presenter: Timeka Ruffin
Dear NC 2015-16 High School Parents,
For high school students, grades and other competitive measures become very
important as they plan for their next steps after graduation. Over the past few years,
North Carolina parents, students and local superintendents have petitioned the
State Board of Education to require a statewide standard 10-point grading scale for
all high school students. Those advocating for this change in state policy noted that
North Carolina school districts differed in their grading scales and that students
would benefit from having a standard 10-point scale. This transition to a 10-point
scale helps students who move from one district to another and may put North
Carolina students in a more competitive position as they apply for admission to outof-state
colleges and universities.
In October 2014, the State Board agreed and approved a standard 10-point grading
scale to begin with the 2015-16 school year. This scale will not include “pluses” or
“minuses” and it will be applied for coursework beginning with the 2015-16 school
year for students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. There will not be any attempt to
retroactively alter grades from prior years.
Local school districts are required to follow the new scale at the high school level
(grades 9-12), and they may use it in lower grades, if desired. It is not required in
lower grades, however.
Under the new scale grades and grade point average calculations will be applied as
A: 90-100 = 4.0
B: 80-89 = 3.0
C: 70-79 = 2.0
D: 60-69 = 1.0
F: < 59 = 0.0
In addition to the grade scale change, another change is beginning in the 2015-16
school year. New standards for quality points will take effect for the ninth graders in
the fall of 2015-16 and all students entering high school after that year. This change
will not affect students who will be in grades 10, 11 or 12 in 2015-16.
The new quality points standard will provide an additional .5 quality point to
Honors courses and a 1.0 additional quality point to Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate courses, community colleges courses, or four year university or college courses taken in high school. This eliminates discrepancies between AP/IB and community college or college/university courses and quality points and provides the same additional quality point to all college-level coursework.
Please review the Governor's School section for information about the 2016 North Carolina Governor's School!
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