Van Nuys Middle School

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Culmination Requirements

In order to qualify for the Van Nuys Middle School Culmination Ceremony, eighth (8th) grade students must complete the requirements listed below:

 

A student cannot receive more than 4 points of U’s on the final report card in June. If U’s add up to five (5) points or more, the student is ineligible to participate in the culmination ceremony.

 

- U in Work Habits = 1 point

- U in Cooperation = 2 points

 

Students must also maintain satisfactory behavior throughout their eighth (8th) grade year.

(See page 9 in the student Agenda / Binder Reminder).

 

Also, an eighth (8th) grade student needs to have a total of 21 points to receive a Certificate of Completion from Van Nuys Middle School.

 

Here is how grade points are calculated.

 

When a student is in 7th grade:

 

The students can earn up to 10 points. Each academic class plus PE is valued at one (1) point.

 

  • English = 1 point
  • Math = 1 point
  • History = 1 point
  • Science = 1 point
  • Physical Education = 1 point

 

Five (5) classes in the Fall Semester = 5 points

Five (5) classes in the Spring Semester = 5 points

 

The student needs to have a D or better to receive one (1) point per class in the seventh (7) grade.

 

When a student is in 8th grade:

 

The students can earn up to 20 points in the eighth (8th) grade. Each academic class plus PE is valued at one (2) point.

 

  • English = 2 point
  • Math = 2 point
  • History = 2 point
  • Science = 2 point
  • Physical Education = 2 point

 

Five (5) classes in the Fall Semester = 10 points

Five (5) classes in the Spring Semester = 10 points

 

The student needs to have a D or better to receive two (2) points per class in the eighth (8th) grade.

 

5 courses= 10 points per semester = 20 points total

 

Note: A student must earn a minimum of eight (8) points in the Spring Semester.

(Students must pass at least 4 classes above during the 2nd semester).

 

A total of 21 points must be earned in the 7th and 8th grades combined.

 

Note: Receiving a Certificate of completion does not necessarily qualify a student for the Culmination Ceremony.

 

 

 

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