FAILURE AND SUMMER SCHOOL
Student handbook p. 27
A student who fails one or two classes must either reschedule the class (by school counseling and dean’s office only) or go to summer school and pass in order to go on to the next grade. A maximum of two subjects may be made up in the summer. A student in grades 6–12 who fails three or more subjects will have to repeat the grade and will be placed on academic probation the following year at Harding.
A student in grades 9–11 who fails a subject not offered in summer school will have to make up the class during the following school year, if the schedule permits.
An athlete who fails a class and considers rescheduling the class for the next year rather than attending summer school needs to be aware of the TSSAA policy that requires a student to earn six credits in order to participate in athletics the following year. Questions about this policy should be directed to the athletic director (Mr. Starks) and a school counselor.
A student in grade 6, 7, or 8 who does not pass a core subject (Bible, English, mathematics, science, or social studies) will have to attend and pass summer school to make up that class in order to be promoted to the next grade. A maximum of two core subjects may be made up in summer school.
A student will not be allowed to repeat more than one grade at Harding and may repeat that grade one time only.
If a student repeats a course because of failure, both grades will be reflected on the transcript and calculated into the GPA. The student will receive credit for the repeated course.
Except for Bible (when there is sufficient demand), Harding Academy does not offer summer school. Students who are required to attend summer school must attend a school fully accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies, ACSI, ACCS, NCSA, or AdvancEd. Any and all courses must be approved by the academic dean. Online coursework approved by the academic dean is acceptable.