Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Fort Lee High to Now Require 30 College Credits to Graduate Early

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Fort Lee High to Now Require 30 College Credits to Graduate Early

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FORT LEE - High school students seeking to beat the traditional four-year route to graduation would be required to complete 30 college credits to get a diploma.

The Board of Education approved the revised graduation policy Monday. It took effect immediately.

Ken Rota, the superintendent of schools, said that the change does not impact any member of the 2017-18 graduating class, however.

"It's a pretty rare occurrence," Rota said, estimating that fewer than five students have expressed an interest in early graduation in his 15 years as an administrator. He recalled that one girl graduated in January -- one semester early -- because she was an athlete and wanted to get a head start on her college experience.

Under the revised graduation policy, students would have to show an official transcript from an accredited university for the 30 credits. …

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