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Henrico schools consider new grading policy

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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

The Henrico County School Board is considering changing its grading policy altogether, after recently passed a new grade point average requirement for athletes.

The system is considering changing its grading policy from a seven-point scale to a 10-point scale. The change would affect middle and high school students.

A committee has been formed to look into this option, and the committee will hold several meetings and public forums this spring to get input.

Henrico was prompted to take a look at its grading policy after Chesterfield schools considered a move to the 10-point scale last year, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Those who support the 10-point scale believes it will put students on an even playing field when it comes to applying for college. It would help to create a more uniform standard for academic achievement because quite a few colleges and universities do not take into account grading scales other than the 10-point scale.

The committee considering this move will be made up of about 70 principals, teachers, counselors, parents, and students.

It will also consider giving greater weight to honors and advanced placement classes.

Community forums are expected to be held in April.

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