To be promoted to 9th grade, 8th grade students are expected to pass three out of four academic classes and score at or above grade level on the Reading and Vocabulary section of the Georgia Milestones Assessment and score at a level 2 (developing learner) or higher on the Math section of the Georgia Milestones Assessment.

8th grade students who do not meet the promotion requirement on the Georgia Milestones Assessment will be given one retake opportunity.