Retention & Promotion
The School Board of Broward County
Middle School Promotion Policy
To be promoted, students in grades six, seven and eight must pass a minimum of four subjects, two of which must be in English, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies. 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
3 middle school or higher, year-long courses in Social Studies
Successful completion of a career course in seventh or eighth grade
(The course must be at least one semester in length), and completed ePep (electronic personalized educational plan).
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.
In addition, students must demonstrate that they have met the National Education Technology Standards (NETS) in basic operations, social and ethical issues, productivity tools, communication tools, research tools and problem-solving tools as measured by competency based assessment, student portfolios, specified course completion, or another method approved by the principal.