Promotion Requirements for All Grades

  • Students must fulfill several requirements to be promoted to the next grade. All students must earn passing grades in certain courses and maintain good attendance. 

    Schools may establish promotion requirements that exceed those listed below. The School Site Council must approve these additional requirements.

    Boston Public Schools is reviewing its graduation requirements in order to better align them with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education expectations and the Massachusetts Core High School Program of Study.

    Elementary School - Grades 1-5

    Middle School - Grades 6-8

    High School - Grades 9-12