The first thing you think about when you get to high school is the joy and excitement you’ll have for the next 4 years. Then you’ll get overwhelmed with the work within a couple of months & come to realize you're up for hell. Now the upcoming freshmen have to endure that more than any other class ever.
With the new graduation requirements freshmen now have almost twice the work load than ever before. Almost doubling the credits they need to graduate & now ending their senior year with a big project that is needed to graduate titled capstone. Capstone in short terms is a big project or experiment to showcase your individual skills or what you've learned over the last 4 years you have been in BMHS. We’re going to be one of the first schools in the district to put this into effect and some kids don't really like where the roads are taking us.
Senior Drew Williams spoke out on this and his thoughts “I think it’s too much work on the freshmen, seeing as freshmen year i was so focused on my grades and doing sports and getting other things done i wouldn't be able to concentrate the same if i had to almost double my credits and a big project at the end of my senior year”
Not only does Drew Williams think this is a lot for freshmen but teachers from other schools think of this idea as a joke too. A teacher named Mr.Chas’s at Christian Heritage High in Trumbull had stated “Not only the idea of more credits is absurd but to top it off with an end project that is needed to get done for graduation is ridiculous, students are already focused on so many different things at this time of year so to top it off with such a project is just putting more on their plate”
Now of course there are always two sides to a blade, while some people may say it's bad and it's more work for the kids some actually agree with the idea, and for some schools who already applied this idea says it works. Through searching various schools and trying to get an email back, A teacher Purvis Duke from Burke high school reached back to me. “I believe it works for the better. It helps your chances of getting into college because it looks good on your portfolio and it also helps you find what is it you really are good at”