1. Student Policies
1.1. Progression Policy
A student shall progress through the grade levels by demonstrating growth in learning and by meeting and/or exceeding the grade-level standards outlined in the school (CAIE) curriculum and evaluated by the assessment policy implemented at Guidance International School.
Factors used to determine promotion include:
- Quarterly Test scores
- Annual cumulative grades
- Section Head recommendations
- Disciplinary status
A student shall be retained when he/she does not demonstrate growth in learning and/or does not meet the grade-level standards outlined in the school (CAIE) curriculum and evaluated by the assessment system in place.
Retention guidelines are as follows:
- Class 5 onwards, failing students will be retained to the same class.
- For students achieving below-pass grade levels after Two (2) academic years’ grace period as ‘promotion on trial’, retention will follow.
- Attendance, test scores, grades, and the best interest of the student shall be considered.
- Second consecutive year of retention will result in expulsion of the student.
Acceleration is a double promotion or a higher grade placement. This is based on the student’s learning ability, as well as a few key qualifying factors.
To be eligible to apply for acceleration, the student must meet the following criteria:
- He/She cannot apply for Acceleration after Class 2.
- He/She must be of an age higher than the correct age of the present class group.
- He/She must have achieved 90% or higher on their last Annual Examinations.
If student is eligible to apply for acceleration, s/he must then attempt a placement test for the grade He/She has applied to skip and achieve 80% or higher on the placement test.
1.4. Academic Support
A student not making adequate progress in meeting the grade-level standards outlined in the school (CAIE) curriculum and evaluated by the assessment system in place, will be identified early in the school year.
When a student is identified as being at risk of retention, parents will be notified and the student will be provided additional opportunities in core academic areas to motivate and connect the student to school.
Such opportunities that may be required as conditions of promotion may include attendance and active participation at one or all of the following:
- Tutorial programs
- After-school programs
- Summer school programs
Ongoing assessment of student progress will be a part of each intervention program.