Grade Promotion Policy

  • Grade Promotion Policy

Middle School

  • All students must maintain a yearly average of 60% in all subjects.
  • Students who receive a failing grade “F” (below 60%) in any of the subjects will be required to take and pass the make-up tests at the end of the school year in order to be promoted. Any passing score in makeup test will be 60% (D) in the report card.
  • Students who receive a failing grade (F) IN MORE THAN TWO SUBJECTS after the make-up tests WILL NOT BE PROMOTED (CANNOT PASS) to the next grade level and re-enrollment will be reviewed.

High school

  • All students must maintain a yearly average of 60% in all subjects.
  • Students who receive a failing grade (F) IN MORE THAN TWO SUBJECTS (Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies) at the end of the school year WILL NOT BE PROMOTED (CANNOT PASS) to the next grade level and re-enrollment will be reviewed.
  • If a student fails two core subjects, he/she has to get make up test. Any passing score in makeup test will not be able to make year total grade higher than “D”.
  • If a student fails in any of the subjects after the make-up tests, he/she WILL NOT BE PROMOTED (CANNOT PASS) to the next grade level.
  • Students must complete the requirements during grades 9-12 and have a total of 25 credits to graduate.

The following is a list of approximate credits required in order to graduate from RISE. Students must complete the requirements during grades 9-12 and have a total of 25 credits to graduate.

Core Area Credits and Subjects

English Language Arts

4 credits              English
1 credit                Creative Writing

Mathematics

1 credit                Integrated Math 1

1 credit                Integrated Math 2

1 credit                Integrated Math 3

Science

1 credit                Biology

1 credit                Chemistry

1 credit                Physics

Social Studies

0.75 credit                World History 1

0.75 credit                World History 2

Fine Arts 0.25 credit             Art or Music
Sociology 0.75 credit                Sociology
Physical Education 1.5 credit                 PE
       Kurdish 1.5 credits                Kurdish
Religion 1.5 credits              Religion
Arabic 1.5 credits              Arabic
Computer Science 1 credit                Computer
Second Languages 1.5 credit             Turkish, French or  German

Electives

0.5 credit              Computer/ Second Language

1 credit                Advanced Chemistry/Political Science

1 credit                Advanced Biology/ Business

1 credit                Advanced World History/Mechanics

1 credit                Psychology/Advanced Math

Total 28 credits

Student Transcript/Academic Achievement Record (High School)

Each eligible high school graduate will be awarded a diploma. The student’s transcript or academic achievement record conveys individual accomplishments, achievements and courses completed, and display appropriate graduation seals. Students have the freedom to choose any 25 credits completed or more in their transcripts.

HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS

Credit Units

Credits at RISE High School refer to (American) Carnegie (Credit) Units.

(Weekly Class Hours) X (Class Period in minutes) X (Total Weeks of Instruction) = (Total Minutes)

7200 / (Total Minutes) = Credit for that class

A full Carnegie unit ( 1 credit) refers to 7200 minutes of class or school contact. Credits for each class are calculated as following:

Students at RISE earn full credit (or more: 1.06 credits) per year for successful completion of a course of 5 hours per week.

Students must pass 60% (D) for each class to earn the credit for that class at RISE.

Students are required to complete 25 credits to graduate.

Transfer Credits

For students who are transferred to RISE after grade 9, transfer credits are calculated by using the required information for the formula given above. Thus, RISE asks for the information required for the formula for credit calculation, which must be provided by the school(s) the student is transferred from, during admission process. Students who are not likely to complete 25 credits for graduation –including prospective credits at RISE- are not accepted to RISE.

Transfer credits are calculated after student’s previous grades are converted to American grading system, which is implemented at RISE.

For more information

Go to RISE Student-Parents Handbook

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