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JUNEAU - The state Board of Education and Early Development has approved the curriculum requirements for 2011 seniors to seek performance scholarships.
The goal of officials is to have a program in place by next year. Funding hasn't been secured. It will be up to legislators to settle that during the upcoming session.
For students in the class of 2011 to qualify under the regulations, they'd need to graduate with at least five math and science credits; have at least a 2.5 GPA; and score at least a 21 on the ACT or a 1450 on the SAT. There are ways for students pursuing career or technical degrees to qualify, too.
The goal for full implementation is 2013. Younger students are encouraged to prepare for the full curriculum, which is more comprehensive.