This grade reflects student performance on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) from this past spring. The South Carolina Department of Education released school and district “grades” as part of federal accountability law. Previously, you may remember the terms No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Under a recent waiver request which was approved by the U.S. Department of Education, South Carolina has revised its method of reporting district and school performance. The new terminology adopted by our state presents performance using letter grades A-F. We look forward to ongoing success as we open the 2012-2013 school year.