Standards for Grade Level Promotion
Standards for PromotionStudents are required to take six (6) classes each semester and earn a minimum of 12 credits a year for promotion to the next grade.
Sophomore 12 credits To become a sophomore, a student must have earned at least 12 credits by the end of the 2nd semester in high school Junior 24 credits To become a junior, a student must have earned a minimum of 24 credits by the end of the 4th semester in high school Senior 36 credits To become a senior, a student must have earned a minimum of 36 credits at the end of the 6th semester in high school.
Graduate 48 credits If you earn at least 12 credits each year, complete all graduation requirements, and earn at least the required 48 credits, you will graduate with your class and receive an ETHS diploma. Promotion decisions are made only at the end of each semester. See Graduation Requirements for complete details.Students who are not promoted will have only the privileges for their assigned grade. For example, a third-year student who is not promoted to junior status will not have unscheduled periods and will not be able to leave the building during lunch. A fourth-year student who is not promoted must attend school through the end of the year, and will not be able to participate in senior activities including senior assembly, senior voting, prom, and graduation.