Jul 26, 2014

High School Graduation Requirements Could Slightly Change

Students would be allowed to receive credit for playing high school sports but would be required to take one online course, if school board approves changes.

High School Graduation Requirements Could Slightly Change

Students who compete on a school-sponsored sports team might be able to receive credit for their physical education requirements to graduate high school.

The Waukesha School Board will consider revising its graduation policy at its meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the school district’s offices, 222 Maple Ave.

Students in the Waukesha School District are required to have 25 credits to graduate. As a part of that requirement, students need to take one semester of physical education during freshman and sophomore years and another semester at some point during the junior or senior year.

Students who play sports would be able to satisfy that requirement by completing a full season of a school-sponsored sport, if the policy is approved by the school board.

Additionally, the school board will be asked to modify the graduation requirements to have students take at least one online course through the school district’s virtual academy. That requirement would begin with the 2013-14 freshman class, according to a school district document.

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