Our last Vitals for Transition zoom was on changes in graduation requirements that were sent out by the Iowa Department of Education earlier this fall.
The document can be found here: Administrative Consideration for Changes in Definition of Diploma
This change will impact this year’s freshman class, so it is critically important that we ensure that students’ second semester schedules (or second trimester) are well thought through with this new change. Curriculum mapping may need to be done for classes being taught in the reverse consultation model to show alignment with the Iowa Academic Standards in order to fulfill graduation requirements.
Here is the video of our conversation:
It is vitally important to take the time NOW to make sure your freshman (and this year’s eighth graders) schedules are purposefully planned to help them reach their full potential in regards to these changes.