PLAINVILLE — Next year’s freshmen class at Plainville High School will need a few more credits to graduate.
Principal Roberto Medic and School Superintendent Maureen Brummett addressed the changes at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting.
“Many of our students far exceed the credits that they have to get to graduate, many of them are already exceeding beyond what the state will require,” Brummett said.
She said increasing the credits needed to graduate locally is a response to a new state law that increases graduation requirements for public high schools to a minimum of 25 credits.
Locally, the change will have the most impact on current eighth graders who will be high school freshmen next fall. The class of 2021 will be required to complete 26.75 credits.
Currently, 23.75 credits are required for graduation in Plainville.
For the class of 2020, there will be a one-credit increase in graduation requirements due to the addition of a mandatory Capstone project.
The classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019 will not see any changes.
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