Coming into high school and being assigned eight classes may bring lots of stress into your life. But seniors who do well in school and aren’t credit deficient are allowed to have at least four classes.
That has all changed because Clark County School District (CCSD) decided to make seniors take a minimum of six classes. CCSD still allows Seniors to take 4 classes but this comes with more requirements than before.
The standard requirements were to have all the credits necessary to graduate and a 3.25 gpa. The added on criteria was that the student has to get an 18 on the English and 22 on the Math portions of their American College Testing (ACT) exam.
If the student doesn’t meet the standard that CCSD has placed on the students, their counselor will assign them the extra classes.
All Juniors are given the opportunity to take the ACT for free by the state which gives students an advantage to focus on studying to achieve those scores.
There are some ways to obtain those four classes while still getting less than an 18 and 22 on the ACT. That way is taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) exam which is a multiple choice test to see if you can qualify to be apart of the United States military.
On the ASVAB, the student would have to score at least a 50 on the test to achieve the four wanted classes. Taking this means the student would have to be responsible of getting their ASVAB score to their school and making sure it is given before the schedule is made.
So for Juniors, if you want a shorten schedule, make sure you do well on one of these test and you should get it.