• Promotion Criteria

  • 6th Grade

    6th Grade: About Promotion to 7th Grade

     
    • To earn promotion to the 7th grade, students  are required to pass five out of six subjects each semester. Language  Arts and Mathematics must be two of the five subjects passed.
     
    • Should a student  not earn promotion to 7th grade, he or she may have the opportunity to attend  summer school to learn the AKS curriculum not mastered during the school  year. Students may attend summer school for no more than two semester-long classes.
     
    • A Special Education student’s promotion is  determined by his or her Individualized Education Program (IEP).
     
    • Promotion for an English Learner (EL) or a  student with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) is guided by his or her  English Learner Proficiency Plan.

  • 7th Grade

    7th Grade:  A GCPS Gateway Year (About Promotion to 8th Grade)

     
    • To earn promotion to the 8th grade, students are required to achieve grade-level expectations on the Georgia Milestones  End of Grade (EOG) Assessment in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and  Social Studies. (The EOG is a Gateway test for promotion in Gwinnett.)

    • Students who do not achieve grade-level expectations on each content-area assessment will be promoted if they have no grade lower than a C in that content area. A  student who does not achieve grade-level expectations in a subject and who has a grade lower than a C in the tested area will have the opportunity to attend summer school for targeted instruction. After summer school, student progress will be evaluated to determine whether the student will be promoted to 8th grade. A student who does not attend summer school or does not meet all promotion requirements after summer school will receive extra support the next year through the transition program.

    • A Special Education student’s promotion is determined by his or her Individualized Education Program (IEP). 

    • Promotion for an English Learner (EL) or a  student with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) is guided by his or her  English Learner Proficiency Plan.

  • 8th Grade

    8th Grade: About Promotion to 9th Grade

    • To earn promotion to the 9th grade, students are required to pass five out of six subjects each semester. Language  Arts and Mathematics must be two of the five subjects passed.

    • Should a student not earn promotion to 9th grade, he or she may have the opportunity to attend summer school to learn the AKS curriculum not mastered during the school year. Students may attend summer school for no more than two semester-long classes.

    • In Georgia, 8th-grade students also are required to achieve grade-level expectations on the Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) Assessment in Reading and Mathematics. Students who do not achieve the grade-level expectations in these tested content areas will be required to retest after summer school.

    • A Special Education student’s promotion is determined by his or her Individualized Education Program (IEP).

    • Promotion for an English Learner (EL) or a  student with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) is guided by his or her  English Learner Proficiency Plan.

    Note: 8th-grade students may be required to meet additional state promotion requirements. The Georgia Department of Education will provide guidelines regarding state requirements for promotion to 9th grade later in the school year.

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