Reducing Number of High School Diplomas Proposed

BATON ROUGE La. — State Superintendent of Education John White says he wants to consider eliminating one of Louisiana’s three high school diplomas.

The Advocate reports ( the move is driven in part by a new push to aid students who want to pursue a career after high school rather than seeking a four-year college degree.

The diplomas offered now are:

Core 4, which is the college preparatory curriculum.

Career, which is supposed to prepare students for jobs or community or technical colleges.

Basic, which is aimed at getting students ready for community or technical college and is less rigorous than Core 4.

White told the Superintendents’ Advisory Council last week that the system is flawed and that the state should consider issuing only two diplomas: college and career.

Information from: The Advocate,