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Graduation Requirements

2017 AND BEYOND - EIGHTH GRADE PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS

 

 

Dana Middle School supports the inclusion, academic, and social success of all students. At the conclusion of a student's 8th Grade year, an academic Certification of Completion is earned based solely on a student's academic performance.
 
Eligibility and participation in the Culmination Ceremony, however, is a privilege that is earned based on specific Culmination requirements.
 
Effective in the 2016-2017 school year, the eligibility requirements for a student to participate in the Dana Middle School Culmination ceremony have changed.
 
The following is a list of Culmination requirements:
  • Student must earn at least 50 credits total between the final (20-week) report cards for Fall and Spring semesters of their 8th Grade year.
  • Student must have no more than two "U"s in Work Habits total between the final (20-week) report cards for Fall and Spring semesters of their 8th Grade year.
  • Student must have no more than two "U"s in Cooperation total between the final (20-week) report cards for Fall and Spring semesters of their 8th Grade year.
  • Student must clear all library fines and return all class textbooks.
  • Student must have no outstanding discipline consequences (detention, Friday School, restorative requirements, intervention group make-up, etc.)
  • Student must have no major school rule infractions, as determined and notified to the student and parent by the Principal or other Administrative Designee.
Any student not meeting the Culmination requirements as stated above will be notified within 7 days of the Culmination ceremony.
 
Any appeal of the denial of participation in the Culmination ceremony must be submitted in writing, to the Dana Middle School Principal, within 4 days of the Culmination ceremony.  Appeal forms are available in the Dana Middle School Main Office.