2018-19 Promotion Criteria

  • 2018-2019 Gwinnett County Public Schools Middle School Promotion Criteria

    See the criteria below for each grade level.

    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

    About Promotion to 8th Grade:

    To earn promotion to the 8th 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 8th 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.

     

    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 or Above on the Reading and
    Vocabulary domain of the Language Arts Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) Assessment and achieve
    the performance level of Developing or higher on the Mathematics Georgia Milestones EOG Assessment.
    Students who do not meet either of these state promotion requirements may be required to retest after summer
    school.


    Students who do not meet grade level proficiency on the Reading and Vocabulary domain and/or achieve the
    performance level of Developing or higher on the Mathematics EOG assessment but who have a yearlong
    average that is passing (70 or higher) in the corresponding course (Language Arts or Math) may be promoted.

     

    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.