Hopewell transcript review finds errors for seven grads

An eight-week review of transcripts for Hopewell High’s 2013 graduates found seven with errors, including one graduate who may have to retake a class, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials said Friday.

The review of 436 transcripts came after an employee reported potential problems in October, Deputy Superintendent Ann Clark said. She said the investigation continues and “we can’t talk about personnel implications.”

Clark and Chief Communication Officer Kathryn Block said there’s no indication of a districtwide issue. CMS has spent the past four years intensifying its review of transcripts leading up to graduation to ensure that students meet the requirements.

Six of the Hopewell transcripts had errors that didn’t affect the students’ eligibility for a diploma, Clark said. The one that appears to be short a required course involves a credit awarded through the credit mastery program, which combines online and personal instruction to help students master graduation requirements at their own pace.

“We are very deeply disappointed this has happened and regret any inconvenience this has caused our students,” Block said.