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Process/Timeline

Listed below are the rationale, the timeline, the process, and the stakeholders involved in this change to the MEHS Graduation Requirements.

  • Met with all teachers in October to discuss the impact of the Alaska Performance Scholarship Program on the MEHS program.  A comprehensive list of issues was compiled and shared with staff based upon that discussion.
  •   Met with each department in November about a variety of issues.  Through these discussions, issues concerning the Alaska Performance Scholarship Program, graduation requirements, and scheduling came up.  Issues were compiled and shared with staff.
  • During the January Inservice we presented the proposed change in the MEHS Graduation Requirements to the staff along with scheduling data (class sizes, sections, etc.) and asked them to work within their departments to address the issues surrounding this change.  Each department reported back to the group regarding the pros and cons based upon their department’s perspective.
  • Surveyed the Student Council the first week they got back to get an indication of their opinions of the change to 3-3-3 and 1 of student choice and 67% said they would like to see that change.  When asked if they would want requirements set for them or have some say in what those requirements were, 61% said they wanted some say.  (Survey Results)
  • At the January Advisory Board Meeting, the above timeline, process and information was presented to the Board along with proposed change in the MEHS Graduation Requirements.  The proposed changed passed 5-2 in favor of the change.
  • The timeline of this whole process was dictated as such because of the need to plan for next year (starting the scheduling process) as well as when the Advisory Board and State Board met.
  • The reason for the change in the MEHS Graduation Requirements was to give better flexibility for students to meet either of the two tracks of the Alaska Performance Scholarship Program (Math/Science and Social Studies). It also allows for more student choice in their course of study as well as opening up the constraints placed on a schedule due to required courses. 
  • The following pages reflect the existing MEHS Graduation Requirements followed by the new MEHS Graduation Requirements.

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