Grade Level Expectations
Grades 7 and 8
Requirements for Promotion
Units of Study Requirements
By the end of Grade 8, a student must have completed the following units of study*:
SUBJECT UNITS OF STUDY English 2 Social Studies 2 Mathematics 2 Science 2 Technology 1 Second Language 1 (Spanish) Physical Education 1 Art 1/2 Music 1/2 Health 1/2 Home & Career Skills 1/2
*A unit of study (1) is defined as a class that meets every day for 40 minutes. Thus a 1/2 unit meets for
20 weeks and a 1/4 unit would meet for ten weeks. The New York State Board of Regents mandates these
Students receive one period per week of library instruction, usually in conjunction with class projects.
Junior High Promotional Requirements
In grade seven (7) a student will carry a total course load of seven and one-half (7.5) junior high
units. A seventh grade student must earn 4.5 units at the end of seventh grade to progress to eighth
In grade eight (8) a student will carry a total course load of eight (8) junior high units. An eighth
grade student must earn 5.5 units at the end of eighth grade to progress to ninth grade.