Archive for Thursday, December 8, 2005

LHS seniors graduating early

December 8, 2005

About 25 seniors at Lansing High School are graduating this month, forgoing their last semester of high school to work, attend college or a technical school or join the military.

LHS counselor Linda Tubbs said it's possible for students to graduate early because they had the opportunity to earn 28 credits - seven per year for four years - but only 23 credits are required to graduate.

When a student decides to graduate early, Tubbs said, the student and his or her parent write letters to Lansing School Board explaining why the student wants to finish high school in December. The counselors send a letter verifying that the student can graduate at that time, Tubbs said. The board then grants or denies permission.

There is no winter graduation ceremony, Tubbs said, but students are welcome to participate in commencement activities in May.

Most students graduating early will attend community college in the spring, Tubbs said.


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