Grading and Assessment

High school grades are assigned using the NC adopted grading scale which is posted on the school’s web site.

All grades are recorded and posted to PowerSchool on a weekly basis. Midterm progress reports are posted in the PowerSchool Parent Portal at the end of four and a half weeks for each 9-week grading period. Report cards are available at the end of each 9-week grading period for parent review in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Teacher/parent/student conferences can be arranged as needed to support the academic success of each student.

Course and Graduation Exit Standards

All high school core courses are honors level with the exception of world languages, physical science and physical education. College courses that earn dual credit for high school and college are currently considered AP level courses in calculation of high school grade point average (GPA). Students who do not meet proficiency standards will have Academic Intervention Support (AIS) at which times their progress towards proficiency will be reviewed by a panel of teachers, counselors, the liaison and the principal/designee to document student work ethics and meeting the graduation standard.

Early College students must meet all exit standards for graduation as required by HCPS Board Policies and NCDPI Cooperative Innovative High Schools guidance.

Each college instructor provides a syllabus which includes the instructor’s grading scale which may or may not be the same as the HCPS grading scale. Homework for college courses can be referenced by reviewing the course syllabus and students can work in peer groups during study group to complete and review college course work.

Students who must retake a class due to poor performance or poor attendance will be expected to pay for the cost of the tuition and books to retake the course. Before a student can drop a high school or college course, the student and the student’s parent will need to have a conference with the principal/designee.

BRCC Course Withdrawals and Academic Intervention Support

At end of semester if final grade is D or F:

  • If student receives a D:
    • Earns BRCC and high school credit towards associate degree but does not transfer to a university
    • Is placed on Academic Intervention Support (AIS) for a minimum of 4½ weeks
    • Student may retake but must pay tuition
    • Student must meet with administrators to decide if retaking class and make payment contract
  •  If student receives an F:
    • Does not earn any BRCC or high school credit
    • Is placed on Academic Intervention Support (AIS) for a minimum of 4½ weeks
    • Student may retake but must pay tuition
    • Student must meet with administrators to decide if retaking class and make payment contract

 

During semester (at midterm) if current grade is less than 70 or C:

  • Is placed on Academic Intervention Support (AIS) for a minimum of 4½ weeks

How to withdraw during course:

  • Approval from principal, parents, counselor, and liaison required first; sign contract with payment required; then BRCC instructor can withdraw student.

Penalty for withdrawing:

  • If student wants to withdraw from a course:
    • If student has a D or F then must pay tuition and on AIS for a minimum of 4½ weeks
    • If student doesn’t want to retake the course student will still be put on AIS for a minimum of 4½ weeks
    • Grade will be part of student transcript and will count toward GPA and class rank
  • If instructor withdraws student due to absences (including missing too many online assignments):
    • Student must pay tuition
    • Is placed on Academic Intervention Support (AIS) for a minimum of 4½ weeks
    • Student must meet with administrators to decide if retaking class and make payment contract

Students will earn 60 credit hours to earn an Associate in Arts or Science degree from BRCC. A list of the required and elective credit choices can be found on the BRCC web site, from the college liaison, or from the school counselor.

Students who are not performing at a minimum of a grade C in any high school or college course will be a part of Academic Intervention Support (AIS). A counselor will monitor, and study group facilitators and/or tutors (if available) will provide support for these students on a regular schedule to preview and review student work.

This page was last modified by Grant Adkins on Aug 11, 2020 @ 11:37 am