Grading, Graduating and Promotion

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Grading

New SC 10 Point Grading Scale Effective 2016-17

10 Point Scale & Conversion Chart
10 Point Scale FAQ

SC Uniform Grading Scale Effective 2007-2008 through Summer 2016

Each student will receive a numeric grade based on the statewide grading scale. The numeric grade and category of the course will determine the quality points earned for each subject. College Prep/Tech Prep/Applied courses earn the base weight. Honors, dual credit, pre-IB, advanced placement, and IB courses have higher values. A grade of 61 or below for any high school course will result in earning zero quality points.

Students and parents need to choose courses carefully. Students who withdraw from a course after five days in a 90-day course of 10 days in a 180-day course will receive a grade of "WF" and zero quality points. The "WF," with its accompanying zero quality points, will be included in the studen's grade point ratio (GPR). (This policy does not give students the option to drop a class prior to the stated timeframes above "at will". If a student is scheduled in a requested class, and the school has not made an error, the student may not change.)

There are also new rules regarding the retaking of courses. If a student earns a D or F in a course, the course may be retaken no later than the next academic year. Both grades will be calculated into the student's GPR.

Statewide Uniform Grading Scale

Numerical Average Letter Grade College Prep Honors AP/IB/
Dual Credit
100
99
98
97
96
95
94
93
92
91
90
89
88
87
86
85
84
83
82
81
80
79
78
77
76
75
74
73
72
71
70
69
68
67
66
65
64
63
62
0-61
61
61
-
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
F
F
F
F
F
F
F
F
F
FA
WF
WP
4.875
4.750
4.625
4.500
4.375
4.250
4.125
4.000
3.875
3.750
3.625
3.500
3.375
3.250
3.125
3.000
2.875
2.750
2.625
2.500
2.375
2.250
2.125
2.000
1.875
1.750
1.625
1.500
1.375
1.250
1.125
1.000
0.875
0.750
0.625
0.500
0.375
0.250
0.125
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
5.375
5.250
5.125
5.000
4.875
4.750
4.625
4.500
4.375
4.250
4.125
4.000
3.875
3.750
3.625
3.500
3.375
3.250
3.125
3.000
2.875
2.750
2.625
2.500
2.375
2.250
2.125
2.000
1.875
1.750
1.625
1.500
1.375
1.250
1.125
1.000
0.875
0.750
0.625
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
5.875
5.750
5.625
5.500
5.375
5.250
5.125
5.000
4.875
4.750
4.625
4.500
4.375
4.250
4.125
4.000
3.875
3.750
3.625
3.500
3.375
3.250
3.125
3.000
2.875
2.750
2.625
2.500
2.375
2.250
2.125
2.000
1.875
1.750
1.625
1.500
1.375
1.250
1.125
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000

*Credit for a course will be awarded for a grade of 70 or above. A score of 69 or below will result in no credit for that course

Computing Grade Point Averages (GPA)

GPAs already earned by students will be recalculated on the basis of the revised policy’s three-decimal-point scale.
All South Carolina public schools will use the following formula to compute all GPAs:

GPA Calculation Formula

Student Example


GPA Calculation Example


Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirement Checklist

Curriculum Requirements for a South Carolina High School Diploma

Students must earn a total of 24 units of credit in state-approved courses. The unit requirements are distributed as follows:

Subject Units Required
English/Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
U.S. History and Constitution
Economics
U.S. Government
Other Social Studies
Physical Education or Junior ROTC
Computer Science (including keyboarding)
Foreign Language or Career and Technology Education 1
Electives
Total
4
4
3
1
.5
.5
1
1
1
1
7
24

Promotion Requirements

Requirements for advancement to each grade level for students are:

Grade 9 advancing to 10, a total 5 units including:
English I
one unit of mathematics
three other units
Grade 10 advancing to 11, a total 11 units including:
English I and II
two units of mathematics
one science
six other units
Grade 11 advancing to 12, a total of 17 units including:
English I, II and III
three units of mathematics
two units of science
nine other units
Graduating high school, a total of 24 units including:
English I, II, III and IV
four units of mathematics
three units of science
one unit of U.S. History
1/2 unit of Economics
1/2 unit of Government
one unit of another social studies
one unit of physical education
one unit of computer science
one unit foreign language or occupational specialty
7 units of elective credit

Homeroom/Class Classifications

Requirements for advancement to each grade level for students are:

GRADE 10 5 units (must include English I and one unit of mathematics and three other units).
GRADE 11 11units (must include English I and II (two units of mathematics, one science, and six other units).
GRADE 12 17 units (must include English I, II, and III, three units of mathematics, two units of science, and nine other units).

However, the student may be treated as a senior if the student has developed a written plan with the guidance counselor that will enable the student to graduate at the end of the current school year.


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End-of-Course Exam Program

Currently, South Carolina requires students to complete End-of-Course exams at the completion of US History, English 1, Biology, and Algebra 1/Intermediate Algebra. Below are links for more information about the program.

Helpful Links
EOC Information and Practice Guides


Bus Transportation Help

Transportation Department E-mail Account for Parents - The School District has established an e-mail account for parents to e-mail the district Transportation Department with questions or concerns they may have. The e-mail is transportconcerns@greenville.k12.sc.us. Parents need to include the address, child’s school, and phone number where they can be reached.