It’s about to get a little tougher to be the valedictorian and salutatorian in the Jackson County School System.
The Jackson County Board of Education I set to approve an amended system policy next month that will require students standing to be one of the top two graduates in their class to have successfully completed at least three academic classes in the Honors, Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or IB programs. System leaders said the new requirement will prevent students from avoiding those tougher classes by taking easier courses in a bid to improve their grade point average. Similar policies are common in may other high schools, leaders said.
For the full story, see the July 17 issue of The Jackson Herald.