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APS approves credits for graduation

Submitted by on March 16, 2010 – 5:52 amNo Comment


Students of Alpena Public Schools now know how many credits they need to graduate from high school.

The district’s board of education approved a credit schedule Monday night, to compensate for a trimester program and new tougher graduation requirements from the State.

The class of 2011 needs 24.5 out of 27 credits to graduate; the class of 2012 – 26 out of 28.5; and the class of 2013 and beyond 28 out of 30.  Some board members still believe the credit requirements may be too much for certain students, however the board can change the requirements in the future if they see fit.

It was also disclosed that junior high students could bank as many as 3 credits before they get into high school through two foreign language classes and one algebra class.  However, students would also have to pass the high school tests for those subjects, which would be challenging for many.

In September 2009, the board determined seniors in the class of 2010 would need 23.5 credits to graduate.