Jan 19, 2010 7:34 PM by David Ortiviz

Pueblo schools increase graduation requirements

High school students in Pueblo will soon need more credit hours to graduate. Starting in 2012, students will need 6 more credit hours to graduate from Pueblo City Schools, for a total of 28 credit hours.

The school district says students will be required to take more core subjects as seniors, including math and science. "We wanted to keep them in school for the four years all day long," said Tammy Clementi-Watson, Chief Academic Officer at Pueblo City Schools. "In the hopes of getting them even better prepared for the real world," she added.

This increase was implemented by former superintendent John Covington as part of the district's strategic plan to offer a world class education to students.

The school district says the biggest challenge will be staffing more classes, in the midst of big budget cuts by the state.


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