To be considered for promotion to the next grade level, each middle school student (grades 6 - 8) must obtain sufficient academic credit in required courses during that school year in accord with Green Dot’s grading scale (see Green Dot Policy B. 5.0, “Grading Scale and Failed Courses”). Middle school students are required to receive academic instruction and participate in the subject areas of English, Reading, Mathematics, Social Science, History and Writing.
Any student who misses a certain number of days in a semester in a class period may not earn credit in that course (see Green Dot Policy C. 1.0, “Attendance, Absenteeism, Truancy and SART”). Students who fail more than two courses per school year (or fail to obtain 20.0 credits) may not be promoted to the next grade level (i.e., that student may be retained in the same grade level for the following school year). Students who fail one or two courses in a school year may be required to pass summer school to be promoted to the next grade level.
Green Dot administration reserves the right to review special circumstances and allow consideration to be given.
When high academic achievement is evident, the Chief Academic Officer or designee may recommend a student for acceleration into a higher grade level. The student's maturity level shall be taken into consideration.
Middle School Commencement Ceremony Participation Recommendations:
Each Green Dot middle school may require its students to complete any or all of the following to be eligible to participate in the school’s commencement ceremony (all of which are not required for UC or CSU admission):
- community service hours (Green Dot recommends ten hours per school year)
- adherence to all disciplinary contracts/agreements.
A student may be prohibited from participating in the commencement ceremony for academic, behavioral, or other reasons at the school Principal’s discretion and with the appropriate Cluster Director’s approval.
Middle school students (grades 6 - 8) are required to participate in the educational and academic classes offered in the areas of English, Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. The Green Dot promotion policy ensures that each child is prepared to progress successfully through grade levels in order to prepare for success in high school, college, leadership and life.
- Attendance: In adherence with the Green Dot Attendance Policy, any student who misses more than 15 days in a semester may not earn promotion ceremony/activity privileges.
- Course Grades: Students who fail one or two courses per school year may be required to pass summer school to qualify for promotion.
The administration reserves the right to review special cases and allow consideration to be given.
Promotion Ceremony Participation Requirements
Paid All Debts
Student must be in good standing, according to discipline policy, and activity requirement. Please refer to discipline policy on page 13-22
Students may not have any Fs and must have a minimum GPA of 1.0
Special Education & Psychological Services Commitment
Animo Florence Firestone’s special education and psychological services team is committed to addressing barriers to learning through an integrated academic, socialemotional and behavioral system that bridges services to students with disabilities in an inclusive environment.
We provide high quality and accessible programming that embraces the strengths of our students. Our special education supports are created with high structure in order to foster a highly inclusive supported environment for all of our scholars and their families.
Department Contact Information
Dr. Susana Campo
Senior Director of Special Education & Psychological Services
(323) 565 - 1600
Special Education Program Administrator
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can my child attend Animo Florence Firestone if she/he has an IEP?
Yes, we are a public school and welcome all students.
I have questions about my child’s IEP. Who should I reach out to?
Please contact the school and ask to speak with your child’s special education teacher.
Who should I contact for a special education evaluation or support for my child?
Please contact our school psychologist to share your concerns.