Some school districts have opted out of the 'career diploma' plan, which was passed by the legislature in the last session. The stated purpose of the plan is to increase the number of graduates. The downside, according to critics, is that it will further 'dumb down' education in Louisiana. I haven't studied this enough to know if it is a good idea or not.
The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, which is in charge of spelling out some of the details, still has to finalize classes students will be required to take.
The board also has to decide whether students will have to pass the Graduation Exit Exam, or GEE, to earn a “career” diploma, as other students do to earn a traditional diploma.
Until it is determined what classes will be required to pass, it is hard to understand how any district can participate.
School Districts that have opted out of the plan are:
St. John the Baptist
City of Bogalusa
Recovery School District
West Baton Rouge
*Requested, but not approved yetSource: Louisiana Department of Education