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2 students taking a testIn Wisconsin, high school students graduating at the end of the 2016-2017 school year will need more math and science credits in order to graduate.

Governor Scott Walker signed a bill on Dec. 11th that increases the number of science and math credits from two to three for both subject areas. For the 2013 graduating classes in the district, 18 percent of district graduates only took the minimum two credits each of science and math.

The measure would give schools flexibility to award math and science credits to students who are in career and technical education programs.

This bill’s adoption aligns with Common Core State Standards currently being implemented in all public schools. Surrounding states already have these same math and science requirements.

If you or your child has any questions about these additional credits, please contact your high school counselor.