High School Promotion Requirements
9th to 10th Grade -
In order to be promoted from 9th to 10th grade, students must earn six (6) credits during the 9th grade Credits may be earned in any courses.
10th to 11th Grade -
In order to be promoted from the 10th to the 11 th grade, students must have earned a cumulative total of 12 credits (which must include English I, English II and Math I)
11th to 12th Grade -
In order to be promoted from the 11th to the 12th grade, students must have earned a cumulative total of 18 credits. *Alternative promotion standards for 11th Grade to 12th Grade are reviewed as needed.
High school credits earned in middle school do not count towards credits that must be earned each year in order to be promoted to the next grade. However, credits earned in middle school do count towards the total number of credits necessary to satisfy graduation requirements.(Regulation IKE-R)
In addition to completing the required course work, attendance plays a huge part in the academic, social, and behavioral success of all middle school students.
Did you know?
- By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school.
- By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
- Missing 10 percent, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student's academic success.
- Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks.
- Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child graduate from college and keep a job.
What can you do?
- Talk about the importance of showing up to school everyday, make that the expectation.
- Help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night's sleep.
- Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day.
- Don't let your child stay home unless truly sick. Complaints of headaches or stomach aches may be signs of anxiety.