On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, the South Carolina State Board of Education unanimously voted to implement a 10-point grading scale effective in the 2016-2017 school year. This new scale applies ONLY to courses taken in the 2016-2017 school year and beyond. All grades through 2015-2016 are calculated using the previous policy. SCAIHS will begin using this new grading scale in the 2016-2017 school year for all high school courses, including high school courses taken in middle school. Parents with students in K6 through eighth grades may choose between a graded (using the 10-point scale) and non-graded scale.
10-POINT GRADING SCALE FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL COURSES (including high school courses taken in middle school):
A 90 – 100
B 80 – 89
C 70 – 79
D 60 – 69
F 59 and below
If a letter grade is issued, the following conversions will apply according to the SC Uniform Grading Policy:
A=95, B=85, C=75, D=65, F=51
OPTIONAL “NON-GRADED” SCALE FOR GRADES K6 – 8:
M Making Progress
N Needs Improvement
Please contact your SCAIHS counselor if you have any questions or need additional information.