Secondary Schools Schedule Model Meeting

Secondary Schools Schedule Model Meeting
Posted on 11/30/2018

24 Credit Task Force: Secondary Schools Schedule Model Meeting for Parents


Families of current 7th-10th grade students are invited to an informational meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mountlake Terrace High Theater. This is an opportunity to learn about the work our 24 Credit Task Force has been doing, and to explain potential schedule models that the Task Force is considering for secondary schools.


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 ESD 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.


Our 24 Credit Task Force members have been learning about different models of scheduling for middle and high school students, exploring what other schools around us are doing, looking at financial impacts of potential schedule changes, and developing ways to gather data to determine which scheduling options to consider. More information on graduation requirements is available on the Edmonds School District website.

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