Noble Network Promotion and Graduation Requirements
There are academic, attendance, community service, discipline, enrichment, and physical fitness requirements students must meet to be promoted to the next grade level or to graduate:
Academics: To be promoted to the next grade level or to graduate, students must earn the credits from every class in which they are enrolled during the regular school year. Students will take a minimum of four years of english, four years of math, four years of an elective, two years of modern foreign language (Russian), four years of P.E., four years of science. Pritzker also offers 12 Advanced Placement courses (Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European history, Phsyics C - Mechanics, Spanish Language, Statistics, U.S. History, and World History). Students may gain access to advanced placement and honors courses through demonstrated academic performance, commitment to scholarship and participating in the end of year application process.
**Course Failures: Any student who fails a class will be expected to enroll in make-up classes to earn back the credits 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(s) up in a summer school program approved by the Administration.
Attendance: Learning is only possible if students are fully present and active participants in their education, as a result students must attend school on time every day. Four tardies are equivalent to an unexcused absence. More than 20 absences in a given school year will require summer courses or repeating grades. It should be noted that school-wide attendance is consistently above 95%.
Community Service: Students of Pritzker College Prep are afforded many opportunities through their education and extracurricular activities. It is proper, therefore, to engage in service to the community which makes these opportunities possible. All Pritzker students must complete a minimum of 70 hours of service before graduation. The act or event must have a direct, positive impact on the community. In keeping with the Noble Way, our students learn more about their community by becoming actively involved in it, honor their community by donating time and effort, and practice self-discipline as they are accountable to the people they volunteer and serve.
Discipline: Any student who accumulates more than the maximum allowable number of detentions, or more than 20 days of suspension in any one year will not be promoted to the next grade or graduate. If a student exceeds the maximum number of allowable detentions for a year, that student will be required to take summer behavior class in order to be promoted/graduate. The maximum number of allowable detentions in a school year for all grades is 12.
Enrichment: Noble works to develop well-rounded students through participation in enrichment, community service and college exploration. Students must earn a specified number of enrichment credits taken outside the regular school day to be eligible for promotion and graduation.
Physical Fitness: Students must pass the physical fitness test and health test to be promoted to the next grade level and to graduate. The precise guidelines for promotion are outlined in the P.E. syllabus.
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