New Grading Scale for 2015-2016
Dear 2015-2016 Parents and Guardians,
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 out-of-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 3-12 in Alleghany County Schools. There will not be any attempt to retroactively alter grades from prior years. Under the new scale grades and grade point average calculations 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 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 2015-2016.
The Alleghany County School System will provide educational opportunities which prepare all students to reach their full potential in life.
2014-15 State Expenditure Reports
In accordance with GS 115C-105.25(c), the 2014-15 State Expenditure Reports for Alleghany County Schools may be accessed by the following links:
2014-15 Allotment Transfer Descriptions:
Congratulations to Leigh Ann Dixon
2015-2016 Alleghany County Teacher of the Year
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A make up Preschool Screening will be held on Monday, July 11th at the Alleghany County Schools Central Office, 85 Peachtree Street, Sparta. If you have a child who will be four years old on or before August 21, 2016, they are eligible for preschool. Please call the Central Office at 336-372-4345 for an appointment and requirements needed for screening and eligibility.