New Graduation Requirements area Game Changer at SDUSD
Download: SDUSD A-G Board of Education Presentation | Preparing for the Future
San Diego, CA: On Tuesday, the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) presented data on the progress of the Class of 2016 in completing the new graduation requirements, which align with the college-eligibility requirements.
In response, Alliance San Diego Executive Director, Andrea Guerrero, stated:
“The data shows that our students are capable of more when we raise expectations. Now we need to ensure that we provide the support and intervention for even more students to be prepared to fully participate in the 21st century.”
SDUSD’s data shows that overall 70% of students who are currently high school juniors are near or on track to completing the requirements: 59% are meeting all requirements, 9% are missing only 1 semester in one area, and 2% are missing credits only in Visual and Performing Arts or a Foreign Language, which they have plenty of time to complete.
The Public Policy Institute of California projects that by 2020, an estimated 75% of the jobs in California will require some college education and more than half of those will require a Bachelor’s degree. To keep up with the changing economy, all San Diego students should graduate prepared to enter a degree program in either a community college or university. The A-G curriculum prepares them for their choice of college and career.