The Principal/ will determine the promotion or retention of students subject to the following:
Certain Minimum Requirements. In order to be promoted, a student must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Report Card Grade Requirements.
– A student must pass English/Language Arts
– Students must pass at least three of the four core classes (Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies) taken.
Other factors to be considered, though not requirements:
- Review of other academic data, including NWEA MAP or other universal benchmark data
- Teacher recommendations
- Attendance: Students who have 20 or more excused and/or unexcused absences may be required to repeat the same grade, at the determination of Principal.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein,
- In order for a student to be promoted to the next grade level, the Principal shall determine, based on an evaluation of all the factors listed above, that it is in the best interest of the student to be so promoted;
- On or before March 1 of each year), the Principal shall require all teachers to identify students who are viewed as in danger of being retained in the same grade level and shall put in place a remedial plan for each of such students designed to avoid the retention, if possible;
- The Principal may determine to promote a student who has been retained for two years for academic reasons; and
- Promotion and retention decisions with respect to students receiving special education under Section 504 of the US Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act shall be made in accordance with the provisions of those laws.
Special Education Students
Special education students must meet the same requirements for promotion as prescribed for all other students. However if a special education student does not meet these requirements , decisions on promotion and retention may be made by the student’s IEP team after evaluation of progress under the student’s IEP. If the student fails to make satisfactory progress, Administrative Assignments will be made, as determined by state or federal law or regulations.
Parents have the right to appeal the Principal decision on either the placement or promotion of their children. Appeals should be made in writing to the Principal. A copy of the Placement/Retention Appeal Form is available at the school. A parent who disagrees with the Principal’s final determination may appeal that decision to Renaissance School Services State Managing Director provided the appeal is made in writing within 10 days of notification of the Principal’s decision.