Clarkston Community Schools will require all students in grades 8-12 to earn academic credits. Eighth grade students earn core competency
points and 9th grade students earn credits towards graduation. Some 8th grade course work may also grant credit toward graduation.
Students will be able to acquire four core competency points during their eighth grade year (1⁄2 point per semester of a core class). Any student with two or less Core Competency Points following the completion of their eighth grade year will have the option to have their graduation year changed to one year later and repeat the core class(es) they failed, or attend RHS as a ninth grade student.
If they select the option to return to CJHS, they would repeat the core classes they have failed, but would also have the ability to begin taking ninth grade classes in the areas they have already gained credit as well as elective options. Students who elect to delay their graduation year and stay at CJHS may have the opportunity through other means (summer school as an example), to regain enough credits to possibly graduate in their original graduation year.
By choosing the option to attend RHS, the student would not be required to attend RHS throughout their high school career. If they are able to recoup the credits they miss while at RHS during their ninth grade year, which would put them on track to graduate on time, they may have the option to attend CHS.
Students will be able to acquire four core graduation credits during their ninth grade year (1⁄2 credit per semester of a core class). Any student with two or less core graduation credits following the completion of their ninth grade year, will have the option of attending RHS in their tenth grade year, recouping the core credits in an approved program (i.e., summer school), or they will have a split schedule between CJHS and CHS.