Study Tips

  •   Choose a private place away from TV, radio, etc.

  •   Preview assignments before beginning. Read directions twice.

  •   Set goals for yourself. Don't get sidetracked. Stick with it until you are finished.

  •   Think positively about your homework. Don't think of homework as a chore.

  •   Work neatly. Try to do the very best work you can do. Take pride in your work.

  •   Ask for help only if you are really stuck.

  •   Place all completed homework in a special place in your notebook so that it will not get misplaced.

Polk County Public Schools requires students to meet the following accountability standards. 

Grades K, 1, and 2 -

To be promoted to the first, second or third grade students should be working on grade level.

Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 -

To be promoted to the next grade level, students in grade 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 must score at least an Achievement Level III on end-of-grade tests in both reading and mathematics.  Students who do not meet the promotion standards will be given remediation and retesting.

In addition  to these requirements, all students must meet local standards in order to be promoted.  Local standards include academic progress/achievement, school attendance, and consideration of ability level. Other considerations in the promotion decision include student age, physical size, emotional/social adjustment, and prognosis for the following year.  Parental input will be sought,  a promotion/retention committee will also have input in the final decision.

Students in Kindergarten, First, and Second grades must be working on grade level at the end of each year to be promoted to the next grade. Students in these grades must also meet the local promotion standards.

Students must also meet local standards in order to be promoted.  Local standards include academic progress/achievement, school attendance, and consideration of ability level. Other considerations in the promotion decision include student age, physical size, emotional/social adjustment, and prognosis for the following year.  Parental input will be sought, and a promotion/retention committee will also have input in the final decision.