January 31, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 41

State modifies graduation requirements

High school graduation requirement changes were among the items passed by the Medical Lake School District board of directors at its Tuesday, Jan. 22 meeting.

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The requirements, passed down from the state, go into effect for the class of 2016 and beyond.

In the changes, social studies courses require a half credit more, moving from 2.5 credits to 3. Electives are also decreased by half a credit, down to 5.5, which caused some concern at the meeting.

“Our leadership class is so popular,” Superintendent Dr. Pam Veltri said.

High school principal John McSmith said the program regularly...

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