Davidson County Schools has adopted new district-wide grading procedures which will begin with the 2015-2016 academic year.
The North Carolina State Board of Education recently mandated the use of a 10-point scale for all high schools across the state which will provide consistency for students moving within the state and also for families coming from, and going, out-of-state. In order to maintain consistency in all grades, students in third through eighth grades (3-8) will be graded on a 10-point scale instead of the 7-point scale. This change was made to maintain the grading alignment between elementary, middle, and high schools in Davidson County.
In addition to the grade scale change, new standards for quality points will take effect for the ninth graders in the fall of 2015-2016 and all students entering high school after that year. This change will not affect students who will be in grades 10, 11 or 12 in 2015-2016.