Academics

Promotion and Graduation Requirements

There are academic, discipline, and community service requirements scholars must meet to be promoted to the next grade level or to graduate.

Academics: To be promoted to the next grade level or to graduate, scholars must earn a passing grade from every class in which they are enrolled during the regular school year.

**Course Failures: Any scholar that fails a class will be required to enroll in Saturday Academy or Summer School to earn back the credits and stay on track for promotion.

Enrichment: Noble works to develop well-rounded scholars through participation in advisory, community service and college exploration.

  1.   All scholars must pass advisory in order to be promoted.
  2. Scholars must also complete 10 hours of community service per year, for a total of 30 hours to graduate.
  3. Scholars must also attend one college exploration trip per year. During 6th grade, we visit a college within the city of Chicago (i.e. Northwestern, UIC, Loyola, Depaul). During 7th grade, we visit a college within the state of Illinois (i.e. University of Illinois, Northern Illinois). During 8th grade, we visit an out-of-state college (i.e. Notre Dame, University of Wisconsin). We also provide an opportunity for 8th grade to attend an HBCU tour during Spring Break.

Discipline: Any scholar who accumulates more than the maximum allowable number of detentions (12) or suspensions in any one year will not be promoted to the next grade or graduate. If a scholar exceeds the maximum number of allowable detentions for a year, that scholar will be required to take a Saturday class or Summer behavior class in order to be promoted. If a scholar finishes the year with more than 36 detentions, they will not be eligible for promotion, even if they’ve completed a behavior class. Thresholds for behavior classes can also be found in more detail in the Student Code of Conduct.