Alternate Options for Desperate Seniors

Failing classes might seem like the end of the road, but there are open doors

Ariana Afshar

News Editor

     “A crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts. Also features a lack of studying, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude.” – Urban Dictionary.

    Many seniors most likely have this “crippling disease”. Although most students don’t take Senioritis seriously, its become a serious issue. Students are now starting to fail their classes; preventing them from graduating on time.

    But for the students that have just recently failed a class in this semester or in the prior years, there are still some last minute choices they have to redeem themselves.

    For the classes that they failed prior to their senior year, they have the option of taking adult school. Adult school is free, and is offered after class on certain days depending on the course the student is required to take. If the student failed a class the first semester of senior year and he/she chooses to take adult school, they will have to graduate during the summer.

    If the student wants to obtain college credits while retaking the course and get credits for his/her diploma too, they do have the option to go to Ohlone.

“Ohlone is definitely an option, but its harder and there are only certain spots open and its very limited.” Counselor Ms.Ronkainen said.  If under 18 the courses are free but if the student is above 18 the course costs vary.

    For the students that are still suffering from senioritis and are lacking the risk of not receiving a diploma, they still have a few more options. One of the programs is called BUU online. The cost for each class is approximately $140 for each class.

    “I think its great that we give so many options to students so they can get a second chance” junior Lovejot Kaur said. “It might not be pleasant but at least they get the chance to redeem themselves.” Kaur also added.

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