Promotion/Retention/Acceleration of Pupils
Promotion/Retention: Regular Students
Middle School Grades
To be promoted to the next grade level, a student must satisfactorily
complete the school’s regular program of studies and pass a minimum of
75% of four core classes (math, science, language arts, and social
studies). The student must receive a passing grade (60% or above) in at
least six of the eight core semester classes.
Students who do not make adequate grades to be promoted to the next
grade level should enroll in a twenty-day summer-school program, at
their expense, to make up their credit(s). To receive summer-school
credit, a student must attend 90% of the classes and make a passing
grade in the subject(s) taken. Failure to sign up for summer school,
attend 90% of the time, and make a passing grade in the summer-school
program will result in the student repeating the grade the following
The possibility of student retention will be discussed with a
parent/guardian no later than six weeks before the end of the school
year. Each school will organize a retention and promotion committee to
be comprised of at least an administrator, a counselor, and a teacher
who will review the case of a student who has not passed the minimum
number of semester classes required. The committee will make a
recommendation to the principal. The decision will be based on a wide
range of factors with the interests of the individual as the basic
consideration. The principal is authorized to waive either or both of
the above requirements for student promotion.
Academically, the first year of a student’s high school career is
grade nine. Promotion from grade eight to grade nine follows the middle
grades format for promotion. See paragraph above.
A student’s classification in high school is determined by the number of accumulated high school credits the student has earned.