Academic & Graduation Requirements

  • Academic Requirements
    7th Grade Requirements—7th Grade students will be required to:

    1. Pass the United States and Illinois Constitution examinations.
    2. Satisfactorily complete assignments demonstrating knowledge of the academic standards of the State of Illinois.
    3. Pay all fines and fees (lost books, cafeteria, etc.).

    8th Grade Requirements—8th Grade students will be required to:

    1. Complete all required projects.
    2. Satisfactorily complete assignments demonstrating knowledge of the academic standards of the State of Illinois. 
    3. Pay all fines and fees (lost books, cafeteria, etc.).

    Graduation Participation/Probation (end of third quarter)
    8th Grade students who fail to meet the criteria below by the end of the first semester will receive notice that they are in danger of being placed on probation for the eighth-grade graduation ceremony and related graduation activities. Students who have not met the criteria below by the end of the third quarter will receive notice that they have been placed on probation.

    • The student must have a minimum cumulative (all subjects, all year) GPA of 1.5.
    • The student must have successfully completed all required courses and testing as designated by the State of Illinois (i.e., Illinois and U.S. Constitution tests).
    • The student must maintain an appropriate attitude and behavior during the school year. The administration reserves the right to remove any student from participating in graduation activities and/or the ceremony due to behavior infractions.
    • The student must be up-to-date with payment of all required fines and fees

    Graduation Participation Requirements (end of fourth quarter)
    The culmination of two years of junior high school is graduation. The graduation ceremony and all other graduation activities are provided to recognize and honor students who have successfully completed the District’s requirements for participation. Participation is a privilege, not a right, so students participating in the graduation ceremony and other end-of-the-year activities will need to meet the following requirements:

    • The student must have a minimum cumulative (all subjects, all year) GPA of 1.0.
    • The student must have successfully completed all required courses and testing as designated by the State of Illinois (i.e., Illinois and U.S. Constitution tests).
    • The student must maintain an appropriate attitude and behavior during the school year. The administration reserves the right to remove any student from participating in graduation activities and/or the ceremony due to behavior infractions.
    • The student must be up-to-date with payment of all required fines and fees.
    • A student on probation may not have a U grade in the fourth quarter.

    At the discretion of the principal or assistant principal, a student may be placed on probation at the mid-term point of the fourth quarter if the student has displayed a lack of effort either academically or behaviorally.

    Honor Roll/Student Awards

    • High Honor Roll Award—This award is given to students who achieved a GPA of 3.76 to 4.0.
    • Honor Roll Award—This award is given to students who achieved a GPA of 3.5 to 3.75.