Moving Up from Grade to Grade

  • Here's what students need to be promoted each year. For more information, talk with your school leader or review the Board of School Commissioners policy on promotion and retention and the accompanying regulation.

    To move up to the next grade, students in...

    • Kindergarten and 1st grade must show progress in meeting standards in different areas

    • 2nd and 3rd grade must pass English language arts and math

    • 4th to 8th grade must get a grade of 60 or higher in English language arts, math, science, and social studies

    • 9th grade must earn at least 5 credits, including 1 in English I, ESOL English I, or Algebra I

    • 10th grade must earn at least 10 credits (cumulative), including 3 from English I, ESOL English I, English II, ESOL English II, Algebra I, or Geometry, and 1 credit each in social studies and in science

    • 11th grade must earn at least 15 credits (cumulative), including 5 from English I, ESOL English I, English II, ESOL English II, English III, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and 3 credits in social studies and science with at least 1 in each