Promotion Policy

High School
Promotion and retention in the high schools is based upon the student’s academic achievement as reflected by the number of standard and verified*** credits earned. In order to graduate from high school, a student must earn 22 standard credits and 6 verified credits for a standard diploma and 24 standard credits and 9 verified credits for an advanced diploma.

Promotion from grade to grade within the high school requires that a student earn credit as follows:

From grades 9 to 10

  • 5 CREDITS
  • 1 English
  • 1 Additional Core Credit**
  • 3 Others
  • Earn 1 verified credit***
From grades 10-11
  • 10 CREDITS
  • 2 English
  • 1 Math
  • 1 Science
  • 1 Social Studies
  • 1 Additional Core Credit
  • 4 Others
  • Earn 2 verified credits***

From grades 11 to 12

  • 16 CREDITS
  • 3 English
  • 2 Math
  • 2 Science
  • 2 Social Studies
  • 1 Additional Core Credit
  • 6 Others
  • Earn 4 verified credits***

** A Core Credit Class is defined as any course from math, science, social studies, or English which satisfies a graduation requirement from that discipline.

***Verified credits are earned by achieving passing scores on end of course SOL tests and successful completion of the courses associated with the SOL tests.

In the spring, parents will be notified by the guidance counselor if retention is indicated by an academic deficiency. If attending summer school will remedy this deficiency, notification will occur prior to the opening of summer school.*

*Note: Requirements are tallied as of September of each year. Promotion eligibility is finalized after summer school. Summer school is considered to be a continuation of the previous school year, not the beginning of a new year