Graduation Requirement Leniency Option for Seniors

Graduation Requirement Leniency Option for Seniors

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Noor El-Gazairly started this petition to Cambridge High School administration and

For Cambridge Seniors and other students around the country, our final year in the public education system has been rather uncertain. With the stress of our final year being officially declared over, we are left wondering what these next two months of education will look like. While we’re confident that you as the administration will do everything in your power to navigate this new terrain, we’d like to voice some concerns and suggestions we have regarding what our future would look like. 

While we understand that education is being severely limited due to extenuatuing circumstances, the digital learning module is not a sustainable option to feasibly teach over an extended period of time. Since we are foreseeably dealing with a completely different way of learning for the next month and a half, we’d like to propose some options for seniors modeled off of steps being taken by Education Commissions of the States all around the nation.

We hope to be able to alter the education requirements— much like the recommendation orders of Virginia, Tennessee, Washington, Kansas, and Idaho— to allow flexibility and ensure we’ll be able to get our diplomas despite  school closure. 

Like Washington HB 2965 (https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=2965&Year=2019&Chamber=House  we feel it is the best option to waive core credit requirements or alter credit numbers required for seniors that are on track to graduate. Other accommodations can include:

Offering non-CTE course equivalents for CTE classes.
Allowing a single course to knock out two graduation requirements.
Offering “pass” or “no credit” transcript designations instead of letter grades.
We appreciate your hard work and thank you for your time. We hope you will hear our concerns and address them accordingly. 

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