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Sun May 19, 2013, 03:02 PM

High School Graduation

My daughter's high school is forcing graduation on Juniors that have completed their graduation requirements. Is this common for all Arizona high School? If so why are they doing this?

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Reply High School Graduation (Original post)
azmom May 2013 OP
lunasun May 2013 #1
azmom May 2013 #5
1StrongBlackMan May 2013 #2
azmom May 2013 #3
1StrongBlackMan May 2013 #6
azmom May 2013 #7
1StrongBlackMan May 2013 #8
lunasun May 2013 #9
azmom May 2013 #10
lunasun May 2013 #12
Kali May 2013 #4
azmom May 2013 #11

Response to azmom (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2013, 03:08 PM

1. my AZ niece got that shove - was not good socially and she did not have a Sr year experience

I am not there but it wasn't a good move for a HS kid and sort of punished for being ahead- my guess is $$$

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Response to lunasun (Reply #1)

Sun May 19, 2013, 03:48 PM

5. I don't like it

Kids need time to mature and what about taking AP classes that some colleges want to see on their report cards?

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Response to azmom (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2013, 03:09 PM

2. 1StrongBlackMan's wife ...

 

says that this is possible, though rarely exercised. The reason is in AZ, once a student completes their graduation requirements, the state no longer provides funding for that student and the school district would have to absorb the cost.

{Mrs. 1StrongBlackMan: 20 years in public school administration.}

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #2)

Sun May 19, 2013, 03:30 PM

3. It seems like

the school seems to be encouraging kids to graduate early. Do they get some kind of incentive for graduating kids early?

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Response to azmom (Reply #3)

Sun May 19, 2013, 03:49 PM

6. The schools get ...

 

funds for the students. The schools get to NOT have to pay for the students the state won't fund.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #6)

Sun May 19, 2013, 04:15 PM

7. I get that

but, do the schools get any kind of incentive for getting the kids out and saving the state money. I know that Arizona has some type of scholarship for the kids that finish in 3 years because it saves the state money, but do schools get anything?

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Response to azmom (Reply #7)

Sun May 19, 2013, 04:22 PM

8. According to the Mrs. ...

 

Nope. The schools get nothing except not having to cover the expense of the "over-staying" student.

One would think they would get something, as it is a sign they are doing something right.

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Response to azmom (Reply #7)

Sun May 19, 2013, 10:52 PM

9. the scholarship my brother in law told me was bs too but I forgot the details

I am not in AZ

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Response to lunasun (Reply #9)

Mon May 20, 2013, 12:44 PM

10. You are lucky

you don't live in AZ. I did not allow the school to kick my daughter out because she wanted to apply to one of the selective colleges in Mass and needed the AP classes. She will be leaving for Mass. in September and I'm getting the heck out of this state soon thereafter. We have lived here six years and the political climate of this state is so unwelcoming to liberals.

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Response to azmom (Reply #10)

Mon May 20, 2013, 08:31 PM

12. my brother in law is trying to get out too,,,,,,,,,,good luck

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Response to azmom (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2013, 03:47 PM

4. interesting

all the people that I ever knew who could graduate early did so and did it intentionally to GTFO of there. None had any interest in last semester or last year if they were done.

Sorry I am no help, this was a new perspective for me. Didn't know schools cared or that anybody would want to stay.

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Response to Kali (Reply #4)

Mon May 20, 2013, 12:47 PM

11. My daughter

wanted to stay to serve as Student Body President as well as to take AP classes that would prepare her for college. I could not believe it when they wanted to kick her out. I know what you mean though about some kids wanting to GTFO of there. I was one of those kids too.

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