Promotion Policies

Promotion Policies for All Grade Levels


    • Middle School Promotion Policy

 5.1 GRADING SCALE
Grade Percentage GPA / POINTS
A+ 98-100 4.00
A 93-97 4.00
A- 90-92 3.67
B+ 87-89 3.33
B 83-86 3.00
B- 80-82 2.67
C+ 77-79 2.33
C 73-76 2.00
C- 70-72 1.67
D+ 67-69 1.33
D 64-66 1.00
D- 60-62 1.00
F below 60 0.00
5.2 HONOR / MERIT ROLL
Students will be listed on the Merit Roll by attaining 3.00 or higher (but less than 3.50) GPA per grading period.
Attaining a 3.50 or higher GPA per grading period will list the student on the Honor Roll. Students with a 4.00
GPA will be listed on the Super Honor Roll.
5.3 GRADE CARDS AND INTERIM REPORTS
Parents may obtain unofficial itemized reports from the front office. Official copies will be mailed to the address
provided in the data base. All contact information must be updated regularly. Parents are responsible to provide
the front office with the most current/updated information. Parents will also have access to their child/children(s)
information through the online database at (insert database website). User name and password will be provided to
all parents upon request.
5.4 PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parents or guardians may call the school to schedule additional conferences with teachers between the hours of
3:00-4:00pm Monday –Friday.
5.5 GRADE PROMOTION POLICY
A student’s promotion status is determined by the following measures in grades 6th-8th:
1. Students must have the passing grades (D- or above at the end of the year) in all four core subjects
(Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science)
2. If a student fails two elective/special courses (Computer, Art, Music, Health, Physical Education,
Character Education, Foreign Language, etc.), that student will not be promoted to the next grade level.
Note: Special cases will be considered by school administration. 5.5 GRADE PROMOTION POLICY FOR GRADES 9th-12th
Receiving Credit Policy:
In order to receive credit for a course, a student must:
Semester Class:
Earn a passing grade of at least a D- or above as a final grade. Each quarter is worth 50% of the
final grade.
Year Long Course:
Earn a passing grade of at least a D- or above as a final grade.
Each semester is worth 40% of the student’s final grade. Midterm and final exams are each worth 10% of
the student’s final grade. The student’s total GPA must equal 1.0 for the school year on a 4.0 scale.
A) Ninth Grade Promotion
To be promoted from 9th to 10th grade, students must pass at least two of their core subject courses
(Math, Science, English, and Social Studies) and must have successfully completed a minimum of 6
units of credit.
B) Tenth Grade Promotion
To be promoted from 10th to 11th grade, students must accumulate a total of six core subject credits
(Math, Science, English, and Social Studies) and must have successfully completed a minimum of 12
units of credit.
C) Eleventh Grade Promotion
To be promoted from 11th to 12th grade, students must accumulate a total of ten core subject credits
(Math, Science, English, and Social Studies) and must successfully have completed a minimum of 19
units of credit.
5.6 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL: ODE currently changes the graduation
requirements. School board will adopt the graduation requirements accordingly. See the academic handbook for
the most update info.
5.7 VALEDICTORIAN/SALUTATORIAN
Valedictorian is determined according to the GPA of students. The school administration determines the
valedictorian/salutatorian according to the students’ academic achievement, contributions to the school, and
involvement in school activities if there is conflict due to GPA of students.

 


    • Graduation Requirements

    Minimum Academic Requirements for Graduation
    A minimum of 24 credits are required for graduation at Horizon Science Academy Dayton. It is the student’s responsibility to secure the requirements for graduation are met. HSAD administration will make every efort to keep up-to date records while informing the students and parents about student progress towards completion of graduation requirements.
    Here are the courses and their credits required by the Horizon Science Academy Dayton Board of Ed-ucation:
    English                                   4 Years
    Mathematics                       4 Years
    Social Studies                     4 Years (including 1 credit of Economics)
    Science                                  3 Years (4 years recommended)
    Foreign Language             2 Years of the same Language (3 to 4 years recom-mended)
    Fine Arts                              1 Year (2 or 3 years recommended for planned major)
    Computer Technology   1 Year
    Physical Education          1/2 Credit
    Health                                    1/2 Credit
    Electives                               3 Credits ( including 1/2 credit College Path)
    Community Service (60 hours)
    Students have to pass all sections of the Ohio Graduation Tests.
    Students must accumulate 23 credits within four years for graduation.

    • Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

    All students in the state of Ohio must pass the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) which is administered every spring. Failed students must retake only the ield in OGT that has not yet been passed.
    As of December 2004, according to the Ohio Revised Code, Section 3313.615 (A), students may graduate and receive a diploma without passing all ive sections  of the OGT if they meet all of the following requirements:
      Pass four of the ive tests and have missed passing the ifth test by no more than 10 points.
     Maintain 97% attendance rate through all four years of high school without any kind of expulsion in high school.
      Attain a grade point average of 2.5 out of 4.0 in the subject area not passed and have completed the curriculum requirement for that subject area missed.
      Participate in any intervention program ofered by the school and have 97% attendance rate in any program ofered as an extracurricular credit excluding regular school days.
      Obtain letters of recommendation from each teacher in the subject area not yet passed as well as the high school principal.

    • Graduation Requirements for college Acceptance

    Minimum Suggested Requirements for College Acceptance
    With the great diversity that now exists for higher education, it is not possible to recommend a standard program of preparation for college that can be applied to all students. A student planning to enter college should select at least the following:
    Language Arts…………………………………4 credits
    Mathematics…………………………………..4 credits
    Science………………………………………….3 credits
    Social Studies…………………………………4 credits
    Foreign Language……………………………2 credits
    Fine Arts……………………………………….1 credit
    *Two to three years of the same foreign language may be required for admission to a college.
    Promotion Policy

    • Promotion Policy

    Grade promotion is independent of course passing. If students cannot get a passing grade in any of their courses, they need to retake that course. Students must meet the credit requirements to be  promoted to the next grade level as listed below:
Freshman Promotion To be promoted from ninth to tenth grade at HSAD high school, students mustpass at least three of their core subject courses (Math, Science, English and SocialStudies) and must have successfully completed a minimum of 5.0 credits.

 

Sophomore Promotion To be promoted from tenth to eleventh grade at HSAD high school, studentsmust pass at least three of their core subject courses (Math, Science, English,Reading, and Social Studies) and must have successfully completed a minimum of

10 credits.

 

 

Junior Promotion To be promoted from eleventh to twelfth grade at HSAD high school, studentsmust have successfully completed a minimum of 16 credits and must be eligibleto graduate on time according to the minimum graduation requirements.

 

Senior Graduation To graduate from HSAD high school, students must complete a minimum of 23credits, 60 hours of community service learning, and a senior thesis. * Studentmust have also met the minimum credit requirement for all areas indicated on the

graduation requirement form.


    • Receiving Credit Policy

    In order to receive a credit for a course, students have to meet the following criterion:

  For Semester Courses: Earn a Passing grade of at least a “D” or above as inal grade. Students earn 0.5 credit at the end of the semester if the average of two quarters is at least a D– or above. They earn 0 credit if the average of two quarters is an F.

 

  For Year-long Courses: Earn a Passing grade of at least “D-” or above as inal grade.  Students earn 1 credit at the end of the year if the average of two years is at least a D– or above. They earn 0 credit if the average of two semesters is an F.


    • Grading and Point Scale Range for GPA Calculation

    All classes at HSAD will follow the standard scale below for assigning letter grades for quarter and

semester work. Individual teachers will establish the grading policies and procedures for their classes

and their grades will correspond to the scale below:

Letter Grade  Numerical Value  GPA Calculation

A+ 98-100 4.00
A 93-97 4.00
A- 90-92 3.67
B+ 87-89 3.33
B 83-86 3.0
B- 80-82 2.67
C+ 77-79 2.33
C 73-76 2.00
C- 70-72 1.67
D+ 67-69 1.33
D 64-66 1.00
D- 60-63 1.00
F 0-59 0.00

 

 

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