JumpStart to High School

The JumpStart to High School program is for students preparing to start Grade 8 who have been retained two or more times and are still two or more years behind their original kindergarten cohort.  Students must have successfully completed language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies for Grade 6 and Grade 7 to be eligible for the program.

The JumpStart to High School Program, when available, will be offered to students and will be held at a SDPBC assigned high school.  Before being promoted to Grade 9, a student assigned to the JumpStart program must complete the summer program covering all core content areas for the 8th grade.  Students must demonstrate proficiency of course content in all courses through instructor-created progress assessments and maintain fewer than 3 absences throughout the program.


The School District of Palm Beach County