Lincoln County Schools


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  •     Lincoln County Schools

     College Fair

      Tuesday, September 26th

      6:00 – 7:30 PM

      Lincoln County Citizens Center


  •      Lincoln County Schools

     Financial Aid Workshop

    Monday, October 24, 2016

    6:30 PM

    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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