Kalakaua Middle School

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Academic Information

Required Courses:

6th Grade -
  • Double English,
  • Double Math,
  • Social Studies,
  • Science,
  • Elective
7th Grade -
  • Double English,
  • Double Math,
  • Science,
  • Social Studies,
  • Health/PE,
  • Elective
8th Grade -
  • Double English,
  • Double Math,
  • Social Studies,
  • Science,
  • PE/Basic Practical Arts,
  • Elective
Promotion Guidelines:

All students in Grades Six, Seven, and Eight shall be required to take language arts (ELA), science, mathematics, and social studies. Students must receive an academic unit for each of these core content courses in order to be promoted to the next
grade level.

Counselors will assist students with academic planning. Feel free to stop by their office to discuss your classes and grades. Parents, please feel free to call your child's counselor if you have any concerns or questions.

Report Cards:

Reports to parents are mailed home four times a year at the end of every quarter. These reports attempt to keep parents informed of the student's progress in school. However, parents may call the school for a conference with teachers, counselors, or administrators concerning student progress or problems at any time.

Honor Roll:

Students who earn a quarterly grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or above qualify for the Honor Roll. If the GPA is from 3.0 to 3.4, then the student qualifies for an Honorable Mention. To determine your average, first change your letter grades to numbers in the
following manner:
  • A=4.0
  • B=3.0
  • C=2.0
  • D=1.0
  • F=0.0
Add up all the numbers and divide by the number of subjects in which you received a grade. For example, if your grades were A,B, C, B, B, and A, the sum of the corresponding numerical value would be 23. Since you received seven grades, you would
divide 23 by 7; the result is 3.3 and that is your grade point average.

Program Changes for Students:

Student requests for program changes will be accepted during the first two weeks of school only. Students requesting changes must bring a note from the parent to the counselor. Changes will be made after careful review and consideration by the counselor. Students and parents should understand that changes will only be made on a space available basis.