Midyear diploma rules changed




With 28 students finishing high school early — most with a diploma that requires fewer classes — one local school district has decided to change its early-graduation requirements.

Twenty of the Indian Creek High School students who were graduating a semester early had earned general diplomas, which require fewer math, science and social studies credits than Indiana’s Core 40 and academic honors diplomas. Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson Superintendent Matt Prusiecki was concerned those graduates wouldn’t have the math and reading skills they’d be expected to have mastered before entering college or the workforce.

Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson has since updated its requirements for students who want to graduate early.

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