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School board gives initial support to lowering graduation requirements

Original post made on Jan 11, 2018

The San Ramon Valley school district's personalized learning initiatives saw some progress at a modestly attended meeting Tuesday night, as the school board trustees advanced the first reading of policy changes that would redesign high school graduation requirements.

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Posted by mrszalewski2
a resident of Danville
on Jan 11, 2018 at 6:43 am

mrszalewski2 is a registered user.

I am glad that the district is giving it’s support to this matter. However, I would not title the matter lowering graduation requirements. It appears that the school district is finally realizing that not all students do or should fit into a cookie cutter mold. They all have different needs and goals and that should be taken into account when designing graduation requirements. Kudos to those students who are taking courses outside the traditional high school classroom.... a class on a college campus that is not offered at the high school.... or a class at a technical school. It supports the goals of these students who step outside the expected norm and take steps to enrich their education rather than be tethered to the high school taking mind numbing electives just to fulfill graduation requirements. Being that I work in the admissions office of a local very competitive private college, rest assured stepping outside the norm will not negatively impact student’s abilities to get into the college of their choice. I believe a more appropriate title for this change would be diversification of graduation requirements.

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