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Promotion Requirements

Promotion Requirements

On August 25, 2016, the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board approved the district’s revised PPP. Please be aware of the following:

  • All school systems are required to utilize a uniform grading system for students enrolled in grades K-12 for which letter grades are used. The grading scale is as follows:

    • 100-93=A

    • 92-85=B

    • 84-75=C

    • 74-67=D

    • 66-0=F

The Pointe Coupee Parish School System shall use the following standards for promotion for students in grades K-12. Students not meeting the requirements for promotion will first meet with the Student Intervention Team (SIT) to determine readiness for promotion. The Student Intervention Team will consist of the teacher, principal/assistant principal, leadership team member, and parent/guardian. The School Building Level Committee (SBLC) may review promotion recommendations if the SIT team determines that additional services may be required for a student.

Kindergarten

In order for Kindergarten students to be promoted to the next grade, the following requirements must be met:

  • Students in Kindergarten must obtain 75% proficiency in requirements outlined in the Louisiana Content Standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies as defined on the Kindergarten Student Checklist.
  • Students must master 75% of the readiness skills in social development and work and study habits as defined on the Kindergarten Student Checklist.
  • Students cannot miss more than 13 unexcused school days.

 

1st & 2nd Grade

In order for first and second-grade students to be promoted to the next grade, the following requirements must be met:

  • Must pass Reading and Math.
  • Must pass English Language Arts Spelling and Writing.
  • Science and Social Studies will be graded as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
  • Health and Physical Education and Music, Arts, and Crafts will be graded as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
  • Cannot miss more than 13 unexcused school days.
  • Must maintain a 1.0 grade point average for the year
  • Earn 4 quality points (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th nine weeks grading periods).
  • Must pass the second semester.

 

3rd Grade

In order for students in grade 3 to be promoted to the next grade, the following requirements must be met:

  • Must pass Reading and Math.
  • Must pass English Language Arts Science Social Studies.
  • Health and Physical Education and Music, Arts, and Crafts will be graded as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
  • Cannot miss more than 13 unexcused school days.
  • Must maintain a 1.0 grade point average for the year
  • Earn 4 quality points (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th nine weeks grading periods).
  • Must pass the second semester.

 

4th Grade

In order for students in grade 4 to be promoted to the next grade, the following requirements must be met:

  • Must pass Reading and Math.
  • Must pass two other subject areas including English Language Arts, Science Social Studies.
  • Health and Physical Education and Music, Arts, and Crafts will be graded as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
  • Must achieve a Basic or above on English Language Arts portion of LEAP
  • Must achieve a Basic or above on Math portion of LEAP
  • Cannot miss more than 13 unexcused school days.
  • Must maintain a 1.0 grade point average for the year
  • Earn 4 quality points (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th nine weeks grading periods).
  • Must pass the second semester.

 

5th Grade

In order for students in grade 5 to be promoted to the next grade, the following requirements must be met:

  • Must pass Reading and Math.
  • Must pass two other subject areas including English Language Arts, Science Social Studies.
  • Health and Physical Education and Music, Arts, and Crafts will be graded as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
  • Cannot miss more than 13 unexcused school days.
  • Must maintain a 1.0 grade point average for the year
  • Earn 4 quality points (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th nine weeks grading periods).
  • Must pass the second semester.

 

6th-7th Grade

In order for students in grades 6 and 7 to be promoted to the next grade, the following requirements must be met:

  • Must pass 6 of 7 subjects. *(STEM students must pass 7 of 8 subjects.)
  • Must pass Reading and Math.
  • Must pass four other subject areas including English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Health/Physical Education, or Math/Reading Elective. *(STEM students will have an additional STEM related course.)
  • Cannot miss more than 13 unexcused school days.
  • Must maintain a 1.0 grade point average for the year
  • Earn 4 quality points (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th nine weeks grading periods).
  • Must pass the second semester.

8th Grade

In order for students in grade 8 to be promoted to the next grade, the following requirements must be met:

  • Must pass 6 of 7 subjects. *(STEM students must pass 7 of 8 subjects.)
  • Must pass Reading and Math.
  • Must pass four other subject areas including English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Health/Physical Education, or Electives. *(STEM students will have an additional STEM related course.)
  • Must score Basic or above on English Language Arts LEAP.
  • Must score Basic or above on Math LEAP.
  • Must score Approaching Basic or above on Science Social Studies LEAP.
  • Cannot miss more than 13 unexcused school days
  • Must maintain a 1.0 grade point average for the year
  • Earn 4 quality points (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th nine weeks grading periods).
  • Must pass the second semester.

 

High School

In order for students in grades 9 through 12 to be promoted to the next grade, the following requirements must be met:

  • Cannot miss more than 6.5 unexcused school days per semester.
  • The system shall utilize the following for high school classification based on earned Carnegie units:
    • A 9th grader must earn a minimum of 5 Carnegie units to be promoted to 10th grade,
    • A 10th grader must earn a minimum of 11 Carnegie units to be promoted to 11th grade,
    • An 11th grader must earn a minimum of 17 Carnegie units to be promoted to 12th grade.
  • Credit toward high school graduation for high school students may be earned through correspondence work (virtual classes) in accordance with Bulletin 741 standards.
  • Secondary students may earn credit toward graduation from a vocational-technical school in accordance with Bulletin 741 standards.

In addition to completing a minimum of 24 Carnegie units of credits, the student must pass the English Language Arts and Mathematics components of the EOC and either the Science or Social Studies portions of EOC to earn a standard high school diploma.

  • The Algebra 1 EOC Exam will be administered in 9th grade or in 8th grade to students enrolled in Algebra 1 coursework.
  • The English Language Arts II EOC and the Geometry EOC shall first be administered to students in 10th grade.
  • The English Language Arts III EOC, Biology, and U.S. History components of the EOC shall first be administered to students in the 10th or 11th grade in alignment with the class schedule.
  • All EOC Exams may be offered at differing timelines as determined by the Principal and the schedules of courses.
  • Students with disabilities identified under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act shall be eligible for waiver if the student meets all other graduation requirements and is able to pass two of the three required components, and if the DOE review determines the student’s disability significantly impacts his/her ability to pass the final required EOC component.
  • See PCPSB Policy File IHC for Class Rankings (beginning with the graduating class of 2019; prior to 2019 graduating class, the previous class rankings policy will be utilized.