Requirements for Eighth Grade Graduation

MJUSD

DIVISION 6000

INSTRUCTION

REQUIREMENTS FOR EIGHTH GRADE PROMOTION

BP 6146.7(a)

The following promotion requirements will be in effect when a six period day is implemented.

Eighth Grade Promotion Requirements

Required Subjects

Required Units

English............................................................................................................................... 20

Social Studies...................................................................................................................... 20

Mathematics....................................................................................................................... 20

Science.............................................................................................................................. 20

Physical Education............................................................................................................... 20

Electives.............................................................................................................................. 5

Total Units Required for Promotion................................................................................... 105

Clarifications :

  1. Students must pass one hundred and five (105) units while in seventh and eighth grades.
  2. Students may repeat failed classes in summer school (if offered) or during the regular school year in lieu of an elective.
  3. Students must complete promotion requirements listed above in order to participate in the promotion ceremony, receive an eighth grade diploma, and/or participate in any activity associated with eighth grade promotion.
  4. For students who do not complete the promotion requirements listed above, a parent/guardian conference will be held to determine how the promotion requirements will be met.

The following promotion requirements will be in effect when a seven period day is implemented.

Eighth Grade Promotion Requirements

Required Subjects

Required Units

English............................................................................................................................... 20

Social Studies...................................................................................................................... 20

Mathematics....................................................................................................................... 20

Science.............................................................................................................................. 20

Physical Education............................................................................................................... 20

Electives............................................................................................................................. 25

Total Units Required for Promotion................................................................................... 125

Clarifications :

  1. Students must pass one hundred and twenty-five (125) units while in seventh and eighth grades.
  2. Students may repeat failed classes in summer school (if offered) or during the regular school year in lieu of an elective.
  3. Students must complete promotion requirements listed above in order to participate in the promotion ceremony, receive an eighth grade diploma, and/or participate in any activity associated with eighth grade promotion.
  4. For students who do not complete the promotion requirements listed above, a parent/guardian conference will be held to determine how the promotion requirements will be met.
  5. As a seven period day is implemented, the credits required for promotion will be phased in incrementally. For the first year of implementation in order to be promoted to high school, an eighth grader must have 115 credits (electives 15), and for the second year of implementation must have 125 credits (electives 25).
  6. Any exception to this policy will be made by appeal to the Board of Trustees.

Legal Reference:

Education Code

48070-48070.5 Promotion and retention

51222 Physical education

51400-51403 Elementary school diplomas

52507-52510 Requirements for eighth grade graduation

60641-60649 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program

First Reading: 9/12/12

Governing Board Adoption: 10/10/12

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