Stryker Local School District
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.

   
 

C.

Retention:

   
 

Occurs when a student is not doing the caliber of work that indicates the student should be promoted to the next grade.

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

To implement Board policy, the following procedures and guidelines are to be utilized.

Elementary Level

Criteria

To be promoted the student must satisfactorily complete the academic subjects.

Middle School Level

Criteria

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

High School Level

Criteria

To earn credit for a course, the student must satisfactorily complete the requirements established in the graded course of study as well as those set by his/her teacher.

No credit will, however, be awarded for the course(s) that were skipped.

Failure to satisfactorily complete a course will result in no credit earned unless and until the student re-enrolls in the course and satisfactorily completes it.

Retention All Levels

Retention may be a necessary outcome in those circumstances where a student demonstrates an inability to perform work sufficient for promotion to the next grade.

A student may be placed at the next grade level when retention would no longer benefit the student.

Prior to making the decision to retain a student in a grade level consistent with the criteria set forth in Board policy:

 A.notification must first be provided to parents of the possibility that a child may be retained;

 B.documented efforts to remediate the student's difficulties will be provided to the building principal.