Retention & Promotion
Middle School Grading, Promotion and Retention
For students entering 6th grade in 2006-07 and thereafter, promotion to 9th grade will require passing (F.S. 1003.4156(1)(a)1-5)):
- 3 middle school or higher, year-long courses in English,
- 3 middle school or higher, year-long courses in Mathematics,
- 3 middle school or higher, year-long courses in Science,
- d3 middle school or higher, year-long courses in Social Studies, and
- 1 course in career and education planning to be completed in 7th or 8th grade, which can be
a stand-alone course or instruction integrated into an existing course or courses. This course shall result in the completion of an electronic personalized academic and career plan (ePEP) to be signed by the student, the student’s instructor, guidance counselor, or academic advisor, and the student’s parent. Completion of the ePEP is defined as planning a minimum of 24 high school credits that meets the minimum graduation requirements for a high school student on the 24-credit diploma option. In addition, the student must choose and elect a Major Area of Interest (MAI) (F.S. 1003.4156(1)5).
Starting with the 2007-08 school year, two of the four subjects required to meet this criteria must be English, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies. Students who are failing and/or fail up to two of the 4 core courses (i.e., English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies) will be given the opportunity to meet the requirements of the course(s) through school day or extended learning opportunities.
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