Promotion Policy Guidance Department

Shop

Years Offered: All

Years: 4

Credits: 9 & 10: 3.5, 11 & 12: 4.5

Credits Required: 9 & 10: 7, 11 & 12: 9

Related

Years Offered: All

Years: 4

Credits: 1

Credits Required: 4

U.S. History

Years Offered: 9 & 10

Years: 2

Credits: 1

Credits Required: 2

Social Studies

Years Offered: 11 & 12

Years: 1

Credits: 0.5

Credits Required: 0.5

PE*

Years Offered: All

Years: 4

Credits: 9 & 10: .25, 11 & 12: .5

Credits Required: 9 & 10: .5, 11 & 12: 1

Health

Years Offered: 9 & 10

Years: 2

Credits: .25

Credits Required: .5

English

Years Offered: All

Years: 4

Credits: 1

Credits Required: 4

Math***

Years Offered: All

Years: 4

Credits: 1

Credits Required: 4

Science*

Years Offered: All

Years: 3

Credits: 1

Credits Required: 2.5

Electives 12

Years Offered: All

Years: .5

Credits: None

Credits Required: .5

Total credits required for graduation = 36

* Lab science in place of PE in grades 11 &12 will be one credit

** All students must pass U.S. History in grades 9 and 10 starting with the class of 2008.

***All students must pass Shop, Related, PE, Health, English and Math for 4 years, as well as Science and History for 3 years, and pass an elective.

***Starting with the class of 2011, four years of math will be required and must be passed.

Students who fail grade nine, and have not made up the requirements of promotion will be placed on a waiting list and will be allowed back as freshmen based on available slots per the individual district quota policy. If accepted back into the school, these students are required to complete the exploratory process. All records of students who have not made up the requirements of promotion will be sent to the local high school.

The Massachusetts Department of Education has established the passing score on the MCAS as 240 points in English and math. Students who score between 220 and 238 will have an Educational Proficiency Plan (EPP) charting the courses the students will need to take during junior and senior year and how the student's progress will be measured.

All students must take and pass an MCAS science test based on the Science and Technology Framework standards. The Massachusetts Department of Education has established a passing score of 220 points for the science test. The test the students will take will be determined by Bay Path.

Student must satisfy policy explanation listed below:
  • *Student must pass three years of Social Studies regardless of credits earned.
  • **Student must pass four years of PE/Health unless student takes a Lab Science in grades eleven and/or twelve in lieu of PE/Health. In any case, students must pass all PE/Health courses taken. Lab Science is worth 1.0 credit.
  • ***Student must pass three years of Science regardless of credits earned.