AC joins mainstream, switches to standard 4.0 grading system

    Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, Adams Central High School students will use a 4.0 grading scale system rather than the 12.0 system in place for several years.
    The board of education voted Tuesday evening to switch to the more commonly used 4.0 scale in an effort to be more aligned with other area schools and colleges, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lori Richmond.
    “It can be difficult for students applying to colleges when they’re asked to give their grade point average and it’s on a different scale than the colleges they’re applying to,” said Richmond.
    Under the new system, students may receive up to 4.3 points for regular courses, and up to 5.33 points for accelerated program courses. Asked by the board if assigning bonus points for students receiving an “A+” or taking AP courses is on par with what other schools are doing, Richmond replied, “Yes. This system is very similar to what other schools in our area do.”
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