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Danville High

December 12, 2011

What’s next? December graduates’ plans

DANVILLE — High school graduation. The moment where high school ends and seniors have to decide what their next step will be.

That time traditionally occurs in late-spring. But recently, more and more students are opting out of the traditional graduation and are choosing to graduate a semester early, closing out their time in high school in mid-December.

Graduation requirements remain identical for both traditional and early graduates. In both cases, seniors must have 40 or more credits in order to graduate from Danville High School.

The move is seen as a great opportunity for early college enrollment or getting a jumpstart on entering the job market.

“After I graduate, my plan is to attend DACC (Danville Area Community College) for one semester. Next, I plan on transferring to the college that fits my standards,” said Jasmine Davis, a soon-to-be early graduate.

Some graduates don’t have specific plans after early graduation, but they are still in a rush to complete their final semester of high school. Many, though, see the opportunity as a great transition to area resources and a chance to continue their education locally.

“Just because I am graduating early doesn’t mean I will stop furthering my education. School will continue to be an important necessity. I hope this applies for others as well,” Davis said.

According to policy, students may elect to graduate at the end of the first semester of their senior year if they have fulfilled all graduation requirements. This will be determined by the counselor or recommendation with administrative approval. A formal graduation ceremony will not be held in January, but a student electing to graduate at mid-term may participate in the graduation ceremony at the end of the school year.

Students not electing to participate in the graduation ceremony will be issued diplomas upon completion of graduation requirements, but diplomas will not be issued prior to the graduation ceremony for those students electing to participate.

Students graduating at mid-term will be considered to have severed all relationships with Danville High School and they may not be a participant in any activity except the graduation ceremony.

For additional information on early graduation, please contact your academic counselor.

Contact Patrice Clark at ClarJo12@danville.k12.il.us

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