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    Cleveland Metropolitan School District students come in all ages, shapes, sizes, backgrounds and ethnicities.

    District students are expected to be successful in rigorous instructional programs and can participate in a variety of extracurricular activities ranging from student government activities to sports.

    The District's promotion policy requires students, teachers and parents/ guardians to closely monitor progress and work together on plans to help if a student is at risk of being retained.

    Students are required to accomplish various skills, pass all required state tests and maintain a minimum grade point average in English language arts, arts, math, science and social studies.

    Retention is a “last resort.” Students may be retained once in any grade and not more than twice before entering high school. View the District Promotion Policy.



    Say Yes Cleveland

    Steps to follow

    1. Talk to your Counselor/College Now Advisor
    2. Complete a FAFSA Application
    3. Research and Apply to College*
    4. Fill out the Say Yes Scholarship Application Form
    For more information, go to sayyescleveland.org or call 216.454.5400.


    Starting this year, students must live in the District or the city of Cleveland and be enrolled continuously in a CMSD high school from ninth grade until graduation to be eligible for the Say Yes to Education scholarships.



    Naviance Student is a fully integrated solution designed to help raise student accountability and performance across a number of key indicators leading to increased engagement, improvements in academic performance and overall workplace and college readiness.

    Cleveland Goes To College (CGTC)

    In true nature of transformation, the Cleveland Goes to College initiative was developed to foster a shift in our community’s culture so that “college going” is an expectation of all students and families.  See Curriculum & Instruction

    Tri-C College Ready Academy

    The College Ready Academy at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) is a partnership between Tri-C and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) designed to increase the number of CMSD students who graduate from high school prepared for college-level coursework.

    Update on Student Work Permits

    Due to the State-wide school closure, the Office of Student Hearings and Appeals is temporarily closed.

    Student Work Permits will only be processed via email at this time. To process a Work Permit, email a copy (scan or photos) of your completed work permit application and government-issued identification to Robyn.Ballew@clevelandmetroschools.org

    Ms. Ballew is also available via email to answer questions about the Work Permit Process, provide copies of the application, or provide any other support as needed.

    There will be no Expulsion Hearings or Suspension Appeal Hearings during this time. Hearings will be rescheduled upon classes resuming.


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