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WJCC Schools challenged by new state graduation requirements

WJCC Schools challenged by new state graduation requirements

Local education officials say new state-mandated changes to graduation requirements that go into effect for the class of 2022 will pose a challenge for Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, but will also make students more workforce and college ready.

The revised rules — known as the Profile of a Virginia Graduate — reduce the number of Standards of Learning tests students need to pass to earn a high school diploma, W-JCC assistant superintendent for school leadership Jeff Carroll said.

The new requirements also incorporate skills and attributes sought by state employers and colleges deemed critical to success in the workplace and in college, he said.

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