Tyler ISD approves ‘life skills’ class for high school seniors

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TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Tyler ISD has approved a year-long course for high school seniors that is meant to teach them life skills that can be applied long after they walk across the stage for graduation.

The class will be modeled to help students become successful adults. Superintendent Marty Crawford hopes the course will allow the seniors to be exposed to topics they can carry with them.

The Senior Seminar will be a 36-week course that is a requirement for graduation and will cover areas such as resume building, problem solving, and career planning.

Also included is a nine-week class on helping guide students with financial planning.

“This is real-world type of exposure for our students. I think we can all appreciate that for the fact that we wish we would’ve had this type of opportunity when we were students. I know that some people might be concerned that it’s a local graduation credit, but at the same time we only get one shot to educate our student here in the state of Texas and here in Tyler, Texas. And this is something that we think can enhance their educational experience in exiting Tyler ISD schools.”

Dr. Marty Crawford, Superintendent Tyler ISD

Instead of a traditional high school setting, learning will be done in small groups to enhance collaboration, which they hope will improve conflict resolution.

Other topics that the seminar will cover is the importance of voting, registering for elections and time management.

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