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Students challenge BEA’s grading system

By Staff | May 18, 2009

Huntley

The grading system Blue Earth Area uses for Postsecondary Enrollment Options students is breaking state law and unfair, according to two seniors taking classes under the program.

Zac Huntley and Erika Myers went before the BEA School Board Monday night to plead their case.

“We’re asking the school board to make a decision. The (grading) policy is not in writing and it is breaking state statute,” Huntley says.

Both students are taking courses at a post secondary institution to earn college and high school credits at the same time.

The district also offers its students Advanced Placement and Challenge courses to prepare them for college and possibly earn credits.

The problem, says Huntley, is PSEO courses are not “weighted,” but the district’s college-level courses are.

For more of this story, see this week’s Register.