The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI), by directive of the North Carolina State Legislature, annually issues School Performance Grades for schools. This grading system is a type of school accountability system by which schools are held accountable for student academic growth and students' attainment of a proficiency. However, DPI is allowed to offer alternative schools throughout the State an alternative accountability model by which to account for their performance. Schools and school districts are given four (4) options to choose from (see attached). CMS has three alternative schools that have been extended this option: Turning Point Academy, Metro School, and Lincoln Heights Academy. Before each school's selection can be advanced to the State Board of Education, the CMS Board must approve each school's selection.
All three schools have chosen Option C the past three years. We recommend that the Board again approve selection of Option C for the 2017-18 school year.