Each student will receive a numeric grade based on the South Carolina Uniform Grading Scale (UGS). The numeric grade and category of the course will determine the quality points earned for each subject. College Prep and Tech Prep 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 or 10 days in a 180-day course will receive a grade of 61 and zero quality points. The “F,” with its accompanying zero quality points, will be included in the student’s grade point ratio (GPR).
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.
A student’s GPR for grades earned through 1999-2000 will be based on the old GPR calculation. Grades earned 2000-2001 and after will be calculated on the SC UGS. Students with a GPR between 2.8 and 3.0 who are concerned about scholarship eligibility can request hand calculations from the school counselor.
Statewide Uniform Grading Scale
*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