Kent City Community Schools
Administrative Guidelines
 

5410 - PROMOTION, PLACEMENT, AND RETENTION

Optimal school achievement is obtained when students experience success in their daily activities and build upon successful experiences as they encounter new learning situations. All aspects of the student must be considered as grade placements are made.

DEFINITIONS

 

A.

Promotion:

   
 

Occurs when a student is doing the caliber of work (grade level) that indicates the student has met the criteria established in Policy 5410 and restated below.

   
 

B.

Placement:

   
 

Occurs when a student is not doing the caliber of work that indicates the student should be promoted to the next grade. However, the Student Intervention Team recommends and the building administrator concurs, that it is in the student's best interest to move to the next grade.

   
 

C.

Retention:

   
 

Occurs when a student is not doing the caliber of work that indicates the student should be promoted to the next grade, based on the recommendation of the Student Intervention Team with the concurrence of the building administrator.

Final decisions on student promotion, placement, or retention rest with the building principal.

To implement Board policy, the following guidelines are to be utilized:

Elementary Level

Criteria for Consideration

When the Student Intervention Team is convened, the following criteria shall be considered:

 

A.

current level of achievement

   
 

B.

potential for success at the next level

   
 

C.

emotional, physical, social maturity

Middle School Level

Criteria

To be promoted the student must successfully complete a majority of the required academic subjects.

High School Level

 

A.

Students enrolling from schools having different graduation requirements will have their credits pro-rated for class placement.

 
 

B.

All incoming students will be informed of these requirements at the time of admission.

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