Douglass students working toward graduation

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OKLAHOMA CITY—Seniors at a local high school are one step closer to earning enough credits to graduate high school.

Last year, an audit showed that 87 out of 107 seniors at Douglass High School would not be allowed to graduate in May.

The district immediately put together a plan to help those students earn the necessary credits and prepare them for the end of instruction tests.

The plan includes intersession classes in December and March, night school in the spring semester and changes to the master schedule.

Officials say 21 juniors and 42 seniors attended winter intersession classes throughout the month of December.

During those classes, the students earned .5 credits toward graduation.

“This is a true testament to the resilience of these students and the commitment of our teachers,” said Barbara Davis, Douglass Mid-High School principal. “Our students are focused on overcoming this obstacle and completing the work necessary to graduate from Douglass Mid-High School.”

In addition to intersession, night school started last week with more than 30 sophomores, juniors and seniors attending.

The high school is preparing for end of instruction testing on Jan. 28.

State law requires all Oklahoma high school students to pass four out of seven tests to graduate.

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