Promotion & Retention System

Successful completion of seventh- and eighth-grade courses is necessary for students to achieve success in the following year’s curriculum. Consequently, the district has established the following criteria for promotion and retention for students in grades 7 and 8.

Points are earned when a student passes a course. The point system is used as a guide by the principal in recommending the promotion or retention of a student. Other factors are also considered, such as age, physical development, educational background, and unusual circumstances.

The point system is based on the number of days a course meets. Points are awarded when a student passes a course with the letter grade “D-” or better.

Seventh-Grade Point System

  • 57 or more points: Students will be recommended for promotion to the next grade level.
  • 50-56 points: Students may be recommended for promotion to the next grade level with successful completion of summer school.
  • 49 or fewer points: Students will be retained in the current grade level.

Courses earning 6 points per semester: ELL, English, Math,  Science, Social Studies

Courses earning 3 points per semester: Band, Chorus, ELP,  Learning Lab, Math Resource, Orchestra, Physical Education, Reading, Spanish, Study Skills

Block Courses earning 3 points per quarter: Art, Consumer Economics/Career Education, Family Consumer Science: Life Skills, Technology Education

Eighth-Grade Point System

  • 54 or more points: Students will be recommended for promotion to the next grade level.
  • 47-53 points: Students may be recommended for promotion to the next grade level with successful completion of summer school.
  • 46 or fewer points: Students will be retained in the current grade level.

Courses earning 6 points per semester: Art, Communications Media, Drama, ELL, English, Exp. Tech, FCS- Foods/Clothing, Foreign Language, Graphics, Math, Music, Science, Social Studies

Courses earning a total of 3 points per semester: Band, Chorus, ELP, Learning Lab, Math Resource, Orchestra, Physical Education, Reading, Social Skills, Study Skills