Corbett High School in Oregon may make college acceptance a graduation requirement

One tiny district in Oregon may go to extreme lengths to make sure its students get into college: by making it a high school graduation requirement, the Huffington Post reports. Corbett School District Superintendent Randy Trani posted a proposal for the new requirement on the school’s website in September. The purpose, he writes, would be to make sure that each student has sufficient choices in the future. “As part of giving EVERY student a choice I am asking the school board to add the following expectation to our student’s [sic] graduation requirements,” reads the proposal. “Students first enrolled in grade 9 during the 2013-14 school year must be admitted to a post secondary degree granting entity in order to graduate.” While each student would be required to get into an institution of higher education, they would not be obligated to attend, explains Trani in the proposal. He also explains that the requirement could not stop a student from graduating, as all Oregon high school graduates are eligible for spots at local community colleges, as long as they apply…

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