Promotion Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Students must earn the following number of enrichment credits taken outside the regular school schedule to be promoted or graduate.

  • To be promoted to a sophomore: .25 (1/4) total enrichment credit
  • To be promoted to a junior: .5 (1/2) total enrichment credit
  • To be promoted to a senior: 1 total enrichment credit
  • To graduate: 2 total enrichment credits

At least one of the credits needed to graduate must be a music credit. This credit can be earned as part of the regular school day or as an enrichment credit. The credit may be 1 full credit class or a combination of classes adding to 1 full credit.

Students must pass the community service requirement as outlined in the community service syllabus. Minimum total hours each year are yet to be determined but a minimum of ten per year is currently required.

Course Failures: Any student lacking credits at the end of the semester in any area will be expected to enroll in make-up classes in order to make the credits up and stay on track for promotion. Any student failing classes at the end of semester one will be expected to take them in night school during semester two. If they fail classes during the second semester, they will be expected to make the class(es) up at a summer school program approved by the administration.

Physical Fitness: Students must pass physical fitness requirements to be promoted to the next grade level and to graduate.

Discipline: A student’s discipline record is an important part of their status of good standing. Students who do not demonstrate discipline and maturity will not be promoted or graduate. Any student who accumulates more than the maximum allowable number of detentions, or more than 20 days suspension in any one year will not be promoted to the next grade or graduate. For freshmen and sophomores, the maximum number of detentions is 12. For juniors and seniors, the maximum number of detentions is 10.

Grading Policy

Grade Schedule
All Noble campuses have adopted the following grading period timeline:
  • All Noble campuses operate on a 40-week school year. There are two semesters per year, each semester is 20 weeks long.
  • Students will receive a student's report card at parent-teacher conferences, scheduled for the 10th and 20th week of each semester.
  • Students receive credits at the end of each semester for classes they have passed.
Grading Scale
All Noble campuses have adopted the following grading scale:
A+ 97-100 C+ 77-79 For Pass/Fail Classes
A 93-96 C 73-76 90-100 = Pass
A- 90-92 C- 70-72 89 or lower = Fail
B+ 87-89 D+ 67-69  
B 83-86 D 65-66  
B- 80-82 F 0-64  
Community Service
Noble campuses, including Gary Comer College Prep, require that all students complete community service hours. In doing so, we not only provide a service to others in need, but also demonstrate an appreciation for the community that supports us as a school. Community service is defined as an activity or event in which you are involved in work that serves the community as supervised by an approved non-profit or government agency. The act or event must have a direct, positive impact on the community.

Requirement: In order to pass this requirement, students are expected to complete a minimum of 80 community service hours according to the benchmarks outlined below. All hours must be completed at a pre-approved site or project.

Site Minimum: It is important that Gary Comer College Prep students become familiar with different service opportunities and sites. In order for service to count for the year, students must serve at a minimum of four approved sites or trips for at least one hour at each site. Failure to serve at a minimum of four sites or trips will result in course failure.

Handbook
Parents and students are encouraged to access our parent handbook for quick answers on a varienty of topics, including attendance, academics, policies & procedures, and discipline. Click the following link to access this handbook. You can view the document online or print it out for future reference.

Parent/Student handbook 2012-2013