Grade Level Classification
Classification for high school students who entered the ninth grade during the 2008-2009 school year and thereafter will be based on units earned and will be as follows
Less than 6 units………………………….……9th Grade
6 units or more, but less than 12 units………..10th Grade
12 units or more, but less than 17 units………11th Grade
17 units or more………………………………12th Grade
(If the student can earn enough credits for graduation, the student is classified as a Senior.)
Points Required to Pass Each Subject (Grades 6-8)
Students must achieve an average of a D (.8) in 4 of 5 major subjects (Reading, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science) either through regular school, summer school, or remediation. Students who fail three or more core subjects (Reading, English, Social Studies, Science, or Math) will not be eligible to attend summer school for promotional purposes anywhere (either in or out of district) and will have to repeat the grade they failed. Substitution of subjects in summer school is not allowed for promotion. The SBIT will review all cases where a student does not pass all 5 major subjects and determine if the student will be promoted or retained. A written exam will be given on at least four (4) occasions per six weeks. The semester average for grades 6, 7, and 8 will be determined by adding quality points of the grades earned during the three marking periods and dividing the sum by three. At least two quality points must be earned in the last semester and one quality point must be earned during the fifth or sixth six weeks. If the two quality points have not been met the second half of the year, an F is recorded for the session.
Session grades for grades 6-8 will be determined by adding the quality points of grades earned by the student during the six preceding six weeks periods and dividing the sum by six.
Points Required to Pass Each Subject (Grades 9-12)
In order for the student in grades 9-12 to pass a particular subject for the year, the student shall earn at least seven quality points, with at least three being made the second semester and one of these must be in the sixth six weeks or on the examination. A major grade will be given on at least four occasions per six weeks and those grades will be posted in grade books.
The first semester average for grades 9-12 will be determined by adding quality points of the grades earned during the three marking periods plus points earned on the semester exam and dividing the sum by four.
In order to receive a half credit in high school, a student must earn four quality points during the semester. If a student has earned all of the quality points required, but makes an “F” the Third Six Weeks and Mid Term Exam they can earn a half credit for the First Semester, but if this occurs in the Sixth Six Weeks and Final Exam the student will not be awarded a half credit for the Second Semester.
Semester grades will be determined by adding the quality points of grades earned by the student during the preceding three six weeks, plus the grade earned on the semester examination (required), and dividing the sum by four. An incomplete grade for the year will be given should a student fail to make a valid attempt to complete the semester examination.Session grades will be determined by adding the quality points of grades earned by the student during the six preceding six weeks periods, plus the grades earned on the semester examinations (required) and dividing the sum by eight.