24 Credit Task Force Information
24 Credit Task Force Update: Let Us Know Your Thoughts!
Posted on 12/06/2018
At the 24 Credit Task Force Information meeting on Dec. 5, families learned what the Task Force is working on, including potential schedule models being considered for secondary schools.
For families unable to attend, we encourage you to take a few moments to read through the presentation to families. It explains the background for why this process is important and each potential schedule change. A change in the way we organize classes at the secondary level would change the secondary school experience for ALL current elementary students, middle school student and many high school students.
24 Credit Task Force Presentation
Presentation and Notes provided by Greg Schwab, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education
In 2015, Washington increased the requirements for students to earn a high school diploma to 24 credits. In Edmonds School District, we applied for a waiver of this requirement, delaying implementation for two years – all District students are required to earn 24 high school credits in order to graduate beginning with the Class of 2021. This is a change from the 22 credits required for students graduating through 2020. In our current high school schedules, students can take six classes during the school day. Over four years, this adds up to the required 24 credits but leaves no room for error. More information on graduation requirements is available on the Edmonds School District website.