Administrative Procedure 361
Student promotion/retention shall be determined after careful consideration of many factors and a decision arrived at with the long-range welfare of the student as the main priority.
- The ultimate decision as to the retention of a student rests with the Principal and the teacher, however, such decision shall not be made without written parental consent.
- Factors to be considered in the promotion/retention of any student include:
- Academic achievement and skill;
- Social adjustment;
- General intelligence;
- Promotion and retention of students will be based on information gained from:
- Achievement on regular assignments and projects;
- Teacher classroom assessment and observations;
- Parent interviews;
- Developmental delays
- In matters of retention, research has not demonstrated that it is an effective remedial strategy.
- Any recommendation for student acceleration must be approved by the Principal, with written parental consent.
- In the case of a student failing to apply him/herself in a reasonable manner, steps shall be taken to frequently counsel the student with regard to his/her academic performance, attitude and behaviour and to modify the program as necessary and possible to meet their abilities.
- In cases where the student is clearly unable to handle the regular school program, the student shall be considered for specialized programming and appropriate early interventions (Administrative Procedure 213: Inclusive Education) as soon as the problem becomes apparent.
Section 4,7,11,21,32,33,41,52,53,59,197,222 Education Act
Guide to Education ECS to Grade 12
Approved: January 9, 1996
Amended: January 24, 2000; April 3, 2000; August 21, 2018