Utah district adds more rigorous high-school diploma options

02/17/2010 | Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), The

Officials in Utah's Canyons School District approved plans for two new diploma tracks designed to challenge high-school students who are headed for college. To earn the honors or advanced diplomas, students will need to earn 20 credits -- up from 18 required for a traditional diploma -- and will be required to complete coursework in languages, math and laboratory science. Students seeking the honors diploma will also need to demonstrate proficiency on ACT tests used as benchmarks for college readiness.

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