"All promotions are decided upon by the
principal and the teacher. Plans for retention should be made in
conference with the parents at least by the beginning of the third
trimester. The final responsibility for a student’s promotion or
retention rests with the principal."
Kindergarten & Grade 1
Children entering kindergarten and first grade are administered a
screening by our early childhood teachers. The screening evaluates basic
skills needed for success in kindergarten and first grade. Children
must achieve a minimum percentile in order to be placed in kindergarten
and first grade.
Reading and mathematics are the basic skills learned in this grade.
They are necessary for success in subsequent grades. Any child who is
not able to perform on grade level will be considered a candidate for
Grades 3, 4, & 5
Any child who fails mathematics or language arts must attend a
summer remediation program approved by the school. This may include
summer school or tutoring. A child who fails any two major subjects will
be considered a candidate for retention.
Grades 6 & 7
Any major subject area that is failed will require a summer
remediation program approved by the school. This may include summer
school or tutoring. Retest(s) are to be taken in August. Final decisions
on promotion or retention will be based on these results. A child who
fails any two major subjects will be considered a candidate for
retention. Any child who fails three subjects may not return to St.
Brigid/Our Lady of Hope Regional School.
The failing of two or more major subject areas will require a summer
remediation program approved by the school. Successful completion of
the remedial program is required before the issuance of a diploma.
High School acceptances are contingent upon the successful completion of
eighth grade. Students who fail two or more major subject areas may not
participate in eighth grade activities or ceremonies. Eighth graders
with severe discipline issues may not participate in graduation
activities and/or the public graduation ceremony at the discretion of