Duluth Middle School​
C.A.T.S - Character, Achievement, Teamwork, Spirit

6th Grade
About Promotion to  7th Grade

  • To earn promotion to the 7th grade, students  are required to pass five out of six subjects each semester. Language  Arts and Mathematics must be two of the five subjects passed.

  • Should a student  not earn promotion to 7th grade, he or she may have the opportunity to attend  summer school to learn the AKS curriculum not mastered during the school  year. Students may attend summer school for no more than two semester-long classes.

  • A Special Education student’s promotion is  determined by his or her Individualized Education Program (IEP).

  • Promotion for an English Learner (EL) or a  student with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) is guided by his or her  English Learner Proficiency Plan.
  


7th Grade:  A GCPS Gateway Year
About Promotion to 8th Grade

  • To earn promotion to the 8th grade, students  are required to achieve grade-level expectations on the Georgia Milestones  End of Grade (EOG) Assessment in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and  Social Studies. (The EOG is a Gateway test for promotion in Gwinnett.)
 
  • Students  who do not achieve grade-level expectations on each content-area assessment  will be promoted if they have no grade lower than a C in that content area. A  student who does not achieve grade-level expectations in a subject and who  has a grade lower than a C in the tested area will have the opportunity to  attend summer school for targeted instruction. After summer school, student progress will be evaluated to determine whether the student will be promoted  to 8th grade. A student who does not attend summer school or does not meet  all promotion requirements after summer school will receive extra support the  next year through the transition program

  • A Special Education student’s promotion is  determined by his or her Individualized Education Program (IEP).
     
  • Promotion for an English Learner (EL) or a  student with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) is guided by his or her  English Learner Proficiency Plan.

  
8th Grade
About Promotion to  9th Grade

  • To earn promotion to the 9th grade, students  are required to pass five out of six subjects each semester. Language  Arts and Mathematics must be two of the five subjects passed.

  • Should a student  not earn promotion to 9th grade, he or she may have the opportunity to attend  summer school to learn the AKS curriculum not mastered during the school  year. Students may attend summer school for no more than two semester-long  classes.

  • In Georgia, 8th grade students also are required  to achieve grade-level expectations on the Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) Assessment in Reading and Mathematics. Students who do not achieve the  grade-level expectations in these tested content areas will be required to  retest after summer school.

  • A Special Education student’s promotion is  determined by his or her Individualized Education Program (IEP).

  • Promotion for an English Learner (EL) or a  student with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) is guided by his or her  English Learner Proficiency Plan.

Note: 8th grade students may be required to  meet additional state promotion requirements. The Georgia Department of  Education will provide guidelines regarding state requirements for promotion  to 9th grade later in the school year.