•  Promotion Requirements

    Middle school students in Leon County schools are expected to meet state and local performance standards as follows:

    Grades 6, 7, & 8

    • Earn a yearly final grade of “D” or better in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies

    • Score Level 3 or higher in Reading and Mathematics on FCAT 2.0

    Students entering Grade 6 must meet the following requirements to be promoted to the next grade:

     1. Promotion to Grade 7

    A sixth grade student must have earned a final grade of “D” or better in a minimum of five courses, three of which must be in English, mathematics, science, or social studies. Students who are retained and completely recover the failed course may have the opportunity for midyear promotion as determined by the school principal, subject to state statute, the rules of the State Board of Education and/or the Leon County School Board.

     2. Promotion to Grade 8

    A seventh grade student must have earned a final grade of “D” or better in a minimum of five courses, three of which must be in English, mathematics, science, or social studies. Students must earn a passing final grade in all previous academic courses. Students who are retained and completely recover the failed course may have the opportunity for midyear promotion as determined by the school principal, subject to state statute, the rules of the State Board of Education and/or the Leon County School Board.

     3. Promotion to Grade 9

    An eighth grade student must meet the following criteria:

    • Earn a final grade of “D” or better in three (3) yearlong courses taught at the middle school level or higher in each of the following areas:

    • English (emphasizing literature, composition, and technical text)

    • Mathematics

    • Science

    • Social studies, one (1) semester of which must include the study of state, federal, and civics education

    • A passing grade of “D” or better in one (1) career and education planning course to be completed in grade seven or eight, which can be a stand-alone course or instruction integrated into an existing course or courses.