Date Adopted: April 27, 1981
Date Revised: December 17, 1990
The School District of Philadelphia is committed to excellence in student
accomplishment and recognizes the contribution of a System-Wide Student
Promotion Program toward moving all schools to models of achievement. Such
a program shall recognize that the personal, social, academic, and physical
growth varies with the individual student and, accordingly, each shall
be placed in the educational setting most appropriate to his/her current
The Superintendent shall have the responsibility to develop and maintain
a System Wide Student Promotion Program based on uniform achievement standards
for each grade .
Provisions of this program shall be published in an official guide which
shall be placed in each school and in other appropriate offices .
Promotion and/or retention of students shall occur annually at the close
of the school year. In regard to the timing of such action, exceptions
to this guideline can be made by the principal after consultation with
the teacher(s) and with the approval of the district superintendent .
Successful completion of course requirements through attendance at a School
District summer school shall be given credit in making promotion decisions
Board of Education Resolution 3/25/85
State School Code: Sections 1531, 1611, 1613