Middle School Promotional Requirements
“In order to be promoted, a student in the middle school years must demonstrate mastery of the standards in the assigned content areas (social studies, science, math, and language arts). Mastery of assigned students shall be determined by measuring the student’s performance and understanding through multiple means of assessment.” - Middle School Promotion Regulation Code IKE-R
All Middle School Students are required to take the following course in grades 6th, 7th, and 8th:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Physical Education/Health
In addition, middle school students have the opportunity to explore a variety of elective courses. Elective courses give students a chance to experience a subject area in order to make decisions or future elective selections at later grade levels.
For Additional Information, please review the Middle School Planning Guide:
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.