Academic Policies
  • Promotion Standards
    As of the 2011-12 school year, all middle school students must pass 66 2/3 percent of their classes, including the following:

    Language Arts
    Science (seventh graders)
    Social Studies (eighth graders)

    Passing a class consists of receiving no more than two U’s in any one subject. Seventh-grade students must also score Apprentice or higher on their KPREP Reading and Math tests.
  • Grades
    Academic grades reflect the student’s abilities and knowledge. The academic grades each student receives for individual classes or assignments are based on the quality of student performance and effort and may include the following:

    •Backpack of Skills Contents

    •Group Work
    •Teacher Observation
    •Problem Solving
    •Class Assignments
    •Percentage Grades
  • Letter grades represent the following:
    A—90 to 100%, Outstanding Effort
    B—80 to 89%, Above Average
    C—70 to 79%, Average
    D—60 to 69%, Below Average
    U—Below 60%, Unsatisfactory

    The academic year is divided into six 6-week grading periods. Families should expect progress reports midway through each six-week grading period.

    For more information, see the JCPS Middle School Student Progression, Promotion, and Grading book.