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Behind the diploma
Raine Woodson
Tuesday, September 03, 2019

     The graduation requirements for the class of 2023 and beyond nearly match the requirements of the previous classes, except for a change in one of the Postsecondary-Ready Competencies, the Career-Technical Education Concentrator. 

     The Career and Technical Education pathway option requires six credits. One of the credits, in previous years, was obtained through the Preparing for College and Careers (PCC) class that all freshmen at Warren Central are required to take. However, starting this year, that will no longer be the case. Instead, students pursuing this pathway option will need to earn six high school credits in a career sequence, not including PCC. 

     This change came about when The Department of Education and the Department of Workforce Development collaborated and decided that students would be better served and prepared for a career after high school if they took two higher level courses in a specific career concentrator rather than a handful of related introductory courses. 

     “The goal was for students to be better prepared to begin working in those careers or to continue education in those career fields,” Director of Counseling Services, Bradley Morgan, said. “I think it [the change] will greatly benefit the students in those programs. The problem is going to be that there is not enough room in those classes or that there are not enough of those classes offered in order for all of the students who need to meet a pathway to get through. Dr. Rogers and upper administration are already brainstorming to see how we can better serve students and how to serve even more students if possible.”