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Hermon-DeKalb Central School District offers an academic program that inspires a lifelong love of learning in its students. From early childhood to high school graduation, our curriculum is designed to foster creativity, critical thinking and character development. We provide a nurturing, small-school environment where students receive a well-rounded education, empowering them to excel academically and thrive as responsible, engaged citizens.

Grade Promotion & Placement Policy

Elementary (Grades Pre-K-6)

The Hermon-DeKalb Central School District believes that all students can learn with appropriate instructional modifications designed to meet the needs specific to the child. Decisions regarding promotion and retention are based on a review of the student’s academic, physical, social and emotional abilities. Retention will be considered on an individual basis with appropriate evaluation and input from school personnel. The final decision to promote or retain a student is made by the Principal.

Middle School (Grades 7-8)

Students who fail two or more core subjects (English, math, social studies, science) could be in jeopardy of repeating the entire year in that grade. Summer school or repeating the entire grade may be recommended. The decision, to retain or promote a student, rests with the principal.

High School (Grades 9-12)

The number of credits earned will determine student grade level: 

  • 10th grade minimum of 5 credits 
  • 11th grade minimum of 10 credits 
  •  12th grade minimum of 15 credits 
(must be enrolled in coursework needed to graduate in June of that year)

Selection of students for AP courses is done in accordance with the administrative procedures. 

Title I Information

Hermon-DeKalb Central School is a Title I school. Being a Title I school means receiving federal funding to supplement the school’s existing programs.

Learn more about Title I and Parent’s Right to Know.