Updates to senior privilege cause frustration among students

Students will be required to have a 3.0 GPA or higher with no more than four detentions or five unexcused latenesses or absences

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Changes are coming to senior privilege.

This privilege allows seniors to come into school late or to leave early when the students have an off mod in the first or last period of the day.

On November 4, the beginning of the second quarter, seniors will be able to pick up a form from Dean of Students Mr. Sean Ireton in order to apply for the privilege.

However, there are new requirements coming in order to earn this privilege.

Now, students will be required to have a 3.0 GPA or higher with no more than four detentions or five unexcused latenesses or absences.

If a student is in violation of any of these requirements, the senior privilege will be taken away.

“This is a privilege,” Mr. Ireton said. “ I want [seniors] to work for it.”

In past years, there have been no requirements to have or maintain the senior privilege. However, Mr. Ireton is confident in the new updates and what they will entail.

“Seniors need to be leaders at this school and give the younger students someone to look up to.”

Mr. Ireton also hopes that students who fall below the 3.0 GPA requirement will use their off mods to complete homework and assignments.

“We’re just trying to make you better students,” he said.

However, some students dislike the new policy updates.

“We’ve been waiting for these privileges since freshman year, and now they’re changing them completely,” senior Madison Evering said. “If I miss an off mod, it’s not going to change my GPA.”

There is also annoyance among students about the actual privilege itself.

“It’s a senior privilege,” senior Nikolas Mucha said, “not an academic privilege.”

Yet some students find this new update as beneficial to the senior class.

“It’s good because it gives seniors something to work towards,” senior Garrett Phillips said. “That way, we can all work towards a common goal.”

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