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The New 10-Point Grading Scale for SC

On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, the State Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt a 10-point grading scale for all high school courses in South Carolina.  This change will have a positive impact on students across the state, leveling the playing field for them as they compete for academic and athletic awards and scholarships. Additionally, this change will enable students to have a seamless transition into technical colleges or universities in South Carolina and nationally, as colleges and universities generally use the 10-point grading scale.

When does this begin: The 10-point grading scale is in effect for the 2016-2017 school year.

Whom does this impact: The 10-point grading scale is in place for HCS elementary, middle, and high schools.

Read the SC Dept. of Eduation's 10 point grading scale FAQ