Graduation Requirements

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The Wyoming Board of Education has changed a number of graduation requirements for Wyoming high school students. One change will allow students to prove they are competent in a subject without receiving a traditional grade.

Another will tweak the requirement for how long a student must be in a classroom, which is known as seat time. State Board member Sue Belish said that takes into account new ways of learning. 

An effort to enhance graduation requirements has failed.  Lingle Republican Matt Teeters, who chairs the House Education Committee, offered a bill that would have added some graduation requirements for those in high school.

“This bill would suggest that we would have four years of math and four years of science added to those requirements.  Just the fact that of having that student enrolled in those extra classes  their senior year, prevents that institutional loss that we see when seniors take their senior year off.”