Requirements for Promotion

  • Students can earn thirty-five units of credit each quarter or 140 units of credit per year by earning five (5) credits per quarter for each class that they pass.  Ten (10) credits will be awarded for the two periods of Language Arts. Students will accumulate credits during both their 7th and 8th-grade year. 

    It is important for students to keep track of the credits they have earned.  Credits earned are reported on each quarter’s report card.  Students can earn a total of 280 credits during the 8 quarters they attend Dutcher Middle School.  Students must earn at least 255 credits to be considered for promotion to high school.  The counselor will notify parents of those students who are deficient in credits and unable to participate in the promotion ceremony.  

    Students who fail to meet the promotion requirements for credits, or have been suspended for more than five (5) days, will not be able to participate in the Promotion Ceremony and Activities. When an 8th-grade student has failed to accumulate 255 credits, the retention committee will meet to discuss the possibility of retention.

    Minimum Credits required for Promotion Ceremony and Certificate = 255

Promotion Activities

  • Promotion Ceremony

  • Promotion Dance

  • Promotion Awards Ceremony

  • 8th Grade Trip (Tuesday, May 28th)