• Grade Level Expectations

  • Grades 7 and 8
    Requirements for Promotion
    Course Listings-Description

    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
    requirements.

    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
    grade.
    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.