APS Promotion Policy
The student must receive a grade of 70 or above in reading and language arts and mathematics on the student report card, and
The student must pass eight subjects each year. Two nine-week Connections classes are equivalent to a one-semester course. Students must have a passing grade in both reading and language arts and mathematics at the end of the school year, and
The student must be recommended for promotion by the classroom teacher and principal based on satisfactory classroom performance.
Additional Requirement for students in 8th grade
Beginning in the 2005-2006 school year, no eighth grade student shall be promoted to the ninth grade if the student does not achieve grade level (Level 2 or 3) on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test in reading and the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test in mathematics and meet local system promotion standards and criteria established in this policy by the Board.
The school principal or designee may retain a student who performs satisfactorily on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test(s) but who does not meet other APS local system promotion standards and criteria.