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    High Schools for the Innovation Era

    • New solutions are required to meet the state mandate of graduating with 24 credits.
    • Our current system of high school education is outmoded; it hasn't changed in over 100 years.
    • We are using the imperative of the state's requirement as an opportunity to create better educational delivery and outcomes.

    What we're doing

    Envisioning a new way of delivering high school education is the next step after the report completed by the 24 Credit Taskforce. That group produced five recommendations and now we are looking at how, or if, to implement them.

    Task force perspective

    The overarching message of the 24 credit task force's recommendations is that Seattle Public Schools needs a balanced approach between making schedule changes and providing increased and enhanced student support. To that end

    • More credit-earning opportunities – without other interventions, personalization, services, and guidance – could just be more opportunities for failure for some students.
    • Students should have equitable access to credit-earning opportunities and the supports, services and programs that allow them to successfully attain those credits.

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