Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Dr. Judith Minor updated Community Unit School District 308’s Board of Education on a policy review that would allow eighth grade students to receive high school credit for honors math and Spanish courses.
“The changes would allow students more quickly to move into higher levels of math and Spanish. It also would help them get into Advanced Placement and college-level courses more quickly,” Minor said. She presented the issue to the board at its meeting Monday, March 10.
The review is currently at the Policy Committee level and will return to the Board of Education for action in April or May. The policy is intended to create additional opportunities for students to get ahead in their academic careers.
Your turn: What do you think? Should junior high school students get high school credit for honors classes?