Curing 'senioritis'

“Senioritis” — the tendency of second-semester high school seniors to goof off — wastes time and money, governors say.

Some state proposals include financial incentives for early graduation and expanding “dual enrollment,” in which students simultaneously earn high school and college credit. Some form of dual enrollment is available in 38 states; proposals include making credits transferable to more colleges and offering courses online. Other plans involve making high school curricula more rigorous or increasing graduation requirements.

Back in the ’70s, my high school offered early graduation to students who’d completed requirements and wanted out. Many lined up jobs or internships.

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  1. Walter E. Wallis says:

    I joined the army to get out of high school early. I sure showed them.

  2. Senioritis also afflicts those of us graduating law school or any school. Burn out happens.