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First Bell: 9:10 am
Start Time: 9:15 am
Dismissal Time: 4:10 pm
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First Bell: 11:10
Start Time: 11:15 am
Dismissal Time: 4:10 pm
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Start Time: 9:15
Dismissal Time: 12:55
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THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF ESCAMBIA COUNTY
SECONDARY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
30 EAST TEXAR DRIVE
PENSACOLA, FL. 32503
PH (850)469-5495 FX (850)469-5630
MALCOLM THOMAS, SUPERINTENDENT
October 24, 2014
The Escambia County School Board instituted a major change in the 2014-2015 Student Progression Plan at their regular meeting October 21st, 2014. Students must now have a 2.0 Grade Point Average to be promoted to high school beginning this school year. This change has been instituted to help students recognize the importance of all coursework provided in middle school and to encourage students to perform at higher levels during their 6th through 8th grade school years. In the past, the state indicated that students were only required to earn a D or a 1.0 in their core content classes of Math, English, Science and Social Studies to get credit for those classes and to move on to high school. This gave students the impression that their Reading and elective classes were unimportant and that they just needed to earn a minimum of a D in their Math, Science, Social Studies and English classes.
The state is still requiring that Math, English, Social Studies and Science courses in middle school average to a final grade of D or higher but the Escambia students will have an additional requirement. During the 2014-2015 school year, 8th graders must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for all 8th grade classes taken during the current year in order to be promoted to high school. The 2014-2015 7th graders must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA on all coursework for 7th and 8th grade to be promoted to high school at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. The 2014-2015 6th graders must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA on all coursework for 6th, 7th and 8th grade to be promoted to high school at the end of the 16-17 school year.
Students not meeting the GPA requirements at the end of the 8th grade will have the opportunity to participate in a transition program during the summer. At the completion of the transition program, the student may be considered for promotion. On a 4 point scale, a letter grade of A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D=1 and an F = 0. In the near future, our student’s report cards will reflect this score so that you can stay on top of your child’s performance. It is very important that you keep track of this progress so that you will know whether or not your child is on track to meet the 2.0 GPA requirement. If you need assistance determining your student’s GPA, please call the school right away. The following example will help you determine your student’s GPA from the first nine weeks’ grades. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the school or Vicki Gibowski at 439-2649.
Class Grade Points
English B 3
Math D 1
Science C 2
Reading D 1
Physical Education F 0
Band A 4
Social Studies C 2
Total Points 13 divided by 7 classes = 1.86 which could keep a student from being promoted to high school
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