the 1999 school year, legislation was developed that established a uniform
grading policy for all South Carolina high schools.
Beginning with the 2000-2001
school year, the uniform grading policy adopted a numerical grading scale to
replace the systems that
were previously used for all high school students. The
grading scale is as follows:
new grading scale allows districts to hold all students responsible for meeting
the same standard in grading.
The complete text of the new grading policy can be
obtained by accessing the State Department of Education's web site at www.state.sc.us/sde
or by contacting your local high school.
Highlights of the policy include:
A student's grade-point average and class rank will be figured
from a grade-point conversion table available on the web site listed above and
in or LR
Students and parent need to choose courses carefully. There are
new guidelines that outline consequences for students who withdraw from a
Students who withdraw from a course after three days in a 45-day course,
or five days in a 90-day course, or ten days in a 180-day course shall be
assigned a grade of 62 and 0 quality points. The F will be calculated in the
student’s overall grade point ratio.
There are also new rules that apply to retaking courses. If a
student earns a D or F in a course, the course may be retaken in the same
and no later than the next academic year. Both the D and F earned
and the grade earned in the retake will be figured into the overall grade point