Goshen Community Schools’ juniors may need fewer credits to graduate next year.
The school board on Monday heard a staff proposal to lower the required credits from the district’s 43 to the state-minimum 40.
In his proposal, Goshen High School principal Barry Younghans said the rationale for the change is to benefit students who are struggling to graduate. He said those struggling students need to focus on mandatory classes rather than electives.
Superintendent Steve Hope added that it was common in the late 1980s and early 1990s for high schools to add additional credits to the state minimum. At that time, he said, the notion was, more credits meant a greater level of educational rigor.
No action was taken by the board as the proposal was just a discussion item.