Congratulations to Mr. Scott Carter, Principal of the Year for the Alleghany County Schools.
Mr. Carter has gained support of his staff and students and worked diligently to improve the educational
rigor that is expected in Alleghany County schools.
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
Alleghany High School Students Compete in
Skills USA Competition
Congratulations to Lauren Carpenter, Alexis Hoppers, Josh Newton, Andy Poole and Taylor Wagoner who competed in the Skills USA competition at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. All five students did well for their first competition. Four students placed in the top four with Lauren Carpenter placing first in her division.
Yellowstone In Winter
Follow along as two of Alleghany County Schools teachers, Danny Jones and Chris Brady participate in A NC Museum of Natural Sciences' Educator Trek to Yellowstone. The link provides information on the trip and a blog with pictures to follow along their adventures.
Click Here to view the Yellow Stone Presentation