Grade 7 and 8 Graduation Requirements

Course
Requirements

Minimum Credits
7
th Grade

Minimum Credits
8
th Grade

Promotion to 9th Grade Credit Requirements

Language Arts

1

1

2

Mathematics

1

1

2

Lab Sciences

1

1

2

Social Studies

1

1

2

Advisory

0.5

0.5

1

Electives

1.5

1.5

3

Total Credits

6

6

12


Support System

Students who fall behind in coursework are offered the following interventions:

  1. Tutoring. Teachers are available Fridays or by appointment on other days

  2. Academic Probation. Students that receive a failing grade in one or more core subject areas.

  3. STARS Program. Developed by the middle school teachers to assist students in being prepared for class, organization, and homework completion.

Students must earn a minimum of 6.0 credits (4 of the 6 credits must include 1 credit of each of the following: math, science, social studies, and English) by the end of their 7h grade year. A seventh grade student not meeting the credit requirements may be retained in the seventh grade for the following school year. A retained seventh grade student may not be placed in 8th grade mid-year.

Students must earn a minimum of 12 credits (8 of the 12 credits must include 2 credits of each of the following: math, science, social studies, and English) by the end of their 8th grade year to receive a Completion Certificate. An eighth grade student not meeting criteria for the completion certificate may be retained in the eighth grade for the following school year. A retained eight grade student may not be placed in 9th grade mid-year.

Students who do not pass a class are given the opportunity to make up the required credit(s) through the following credit recovery options:

  1. Credit Recovery. Replace an arts class with an online class during the school year.

The best way for students to stay on track:

  • Good Attendance

  • Communicate with teachers

  • Complete homework on a regular basis

  • Parental Involvement