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Fredericksburg School Board OKs new grading scale

The Fredericksburg School Board approved a 10-point grading scale for next school year at its meeting Monday.

Under the new scale, students would receive an A for a score of 90 to 100. Currently, students in the city must earn a 94 or above to receive an A. Last month, Deputy Superintendent Marci Catlett and Director of Instruction Harry Thomas made a presentation on the 10-point grading scale. 

Spotsylvania, Stafford, Caroline and King George counties already use a 10-point grading scale. The grading scale will be for students in grades 3-12, meaning students who attend Lafayette Upper Elementary, Walker-Grant Middle and James Monroe High.

Here is what the new scale looks like:

Here’s what GPA points will be like:

(Level 1= Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment, Level 2 = advanced core academic and advanced core elective courses, Level 3 = mainstream courses)