Promotion / Acceleration / Retention

BP 5123.00


The School Board desires to see students progress with their peers through the school system's grade levels.  To accomplish this, instruction should accommodate the varying interests and growth patterns of individual children and include strategies for providing extra attention or assistance when needed.


Students shall progress through the school system's grade levels by demonstrating grade level proficiency in the required basic skills.

Progress toward high school graduation shall be based on the student's ability to pass the subjects and electives necessary to earn the required number of credits.  

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)


Acceleration is possible when high academic achievement is evident.  However, the student's social and emotional growth shall be taken into consideration before placing him/her in a higher grade.


When a teacher believes that retention is necessary to meet a student's needs, he/she shall ask the principal to establish a student study team to consider the child's academic, social and emotional performance.  The parent/guardian is an essential member of the student study team and is invited to participate in retention planning.

(cf. 6164.5 - Student Study Teams)
(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)
(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)  

Revision Date: 10/14/09


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