In Junior High Students begin to earn credits towards promotion to high school and will continue to earn credits throughout their educational progress towards future degrees. Credits are points that are earned with a D grade or better for each class. Credits are not awarded if an Fail is earned. Each quarter class has the value of 2.5 credits; a total of 15 credits per quarter can be earned by passing the 6 classes taken. Students have the opportunity to earn 60 credits in 7th grade and 60 credits in 8th grade. To be eligible for the 8th grade end of the year activities a minimum of 107.5 credits must be accumulated.
Failing grades and lost credits can ONLY be made up in summer school. Students may earn 10 credits in summer school. Students who have less than 107.5 credits by the end of their 8th grade year may be put into a remediation program in high school.