2610: Advancement Requirements (9-12)

Gooding Joint School District No. 231


Advancement Requirements (9-12)

The District has established a set of advancement requirements for 9-12 grade students which will act as a guide in helping students move methodically and purposefully on a course that will eventually lead to high school graduation. Therefore, the following advancement requirements are required in the District:

  1. A student who successfully completes any required high school course with a grade of C or higher prior to entering the 9th grade shall have that grade, and the number of credit hours assigned to the course, transferred to the student’s high school transcript. The course must be taught by a certified teacher who meets the federal definition of highly qualified and must meet the same standards as those required in high school. Courses

taken in middle school appearing in the student’s high school transcript shall count for the purpose of high school graduation. However, the student must complete the number of credits required by state law and administrative rules for each high school core subject.

  1. To advance to the 10th grade, students must earn at least 12 credits in 9th grade, 4 credits of which must be in English, math or science.

  1. Failure to pass a 9th grade English, math, or science class shall necessitate the failed course being retaken in the 9th grade even though the student may have earned enough credit to advance to the 10th grade.

  1. Students who have failed one or more 9th grade courses may get credit for that course by retaking it during the summer.

  1. Students may be retained at each grade level if the following year requirements are not met by August 30:

A minimum of 12 credits is required for advancement into the 10th grade. A minimum of 24 credits is required for advancement into the 11th grade. A minimum of 36 credits is required for advancement into the 12th grade.

Cross Reference: 2700P High School Graduation Requirements Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-512C Encouragement of Gifted Students

IDAPA High School Graduation Requirements

IDAPA Middle Level Credit System

Policy History:

Adopted on: May 8, 2012

Revised on: September 9, 2014

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