Promotion and Placement

Summary of Grade Level Promotion Requirements 

End of GradeMinimum Cumulative Number of CreditsMandatory Course Credits
941 English, 1 Mathematics
10102 English, 2 Mathematics
11163 English, 3 Mathematics
1224See graduation requirements

POINT System

You NEED to know this to PASS your CLASSES!!

For EACH class, you must earn 10 POINTS for the WHOLE SCHOOL YEAR and for the 3rd and 4th Quarters, you need a total of 5 POINTS!

POINTS System (multiply each letter grade by 2.5)
A  =  4.0  x  2.5  =  10.0 points
B  =  3.0  x  2.5  =  7.5 points
C  =  2.0  x  2.5  =  5.0 points
D  =  1.0  x  2.5  =  2.5 points
F  =  0.0  x  2.5  =  2.5 points

Report Cards and Interim Progress Reports:

Please note:  Report Cards may be available online a day or two sooner than the Sent to Parents Date listed.

Grading PeriodInterim Progress Report DistributedEnd of Marking PeriodReport Cards Sent to Parents By
19/25/202010/22/202011/6/2020
212/4/20201/21/20212/5/2021
32/19/20213/25/20216/9/2021
45/7/20216/9/20216/25/2021

Additionally:

  • The School Board of Miami-Dade County is dedicated to the total and continuous development of each student. The professional staff of the school system has the responsibility to develop administrative procedures to ensure the placement of each student in the subjects, in the grade level, or in the special program best suited to meet the student’s academic needs, with consideration given to the student’s social, emotional, and physical development.
  • Decisions regarding student promotion, retention, and special placement are primarily the responsibility of the individual school’s professional staff; however, the final decision in regard to grade placement is the responsibility of the principal.
  • The county-wide standards, in accordance with which placement decisions must be made, are incorporated in the Pupil Progression Plan for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which is available in the Office of the Recording Secretary of the School Board and in the Citizen Information Center.
  • The standards, and the procedures for their implementation contained in the plan, reflect clearly that promotion in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools is based primarily on student achievement and is not an automatic process. In order for a student to be classified as a tenth grade student, the student shall have earned annual credits in English and mathematics.
  • Additionally, the student should have earned two annual credits in remaining courses or a cumulative total of four annual credits.
  • In order for a student to be classified as an eleventh grade student, the student shall have earned a total of two English and two mathematics credits and a cumulative total of ten annual credits.
  • In order for a student to be classified as a twelfth grade student, the student shall have earned a total of three English and three mathematics credits and a cumulative total of sixteen annual credits.
  • In order to be graduated, a student must earn a cumulative total of twenty-four annual credits and have met all State and School Board approved graduation requirements.