In January 2015, the North Carolina State Board of Education approved a standard 10-point grading scale to begin with the 2015-16 school year for all students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. This scale will be applied for coursework beginning with the 2015-16 school year; grades from prior years will not be altered to fit the new scale.
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. WCPSS will also apply the 10-point scale for all students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Under the new scale, grades and grade point average calculations (high school only) will be applied as follows:
A: 90-100 = 4.0
B: 80-89 = 3.0
C: 70-79 = 2.0
D: 60-69 = 1.0
F: < 59 = 0.0
These grades will be reported on the transcript as numeric grades, rather than letter grades as have been reported in prior years.
- All assignments including tests are due the day a student returns to class if absences are known in advance.
- If a student is absent due to illness or an emergency, a student has one day for each day out (1-3 days absences) or two days for each day out (4+ days) to complete make-up work.
- Email your student’s teachers for assignments. Please keep in mind that many teachers can only check their email before and after school