The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education Monday night approved graduation requirements that include senior projects designed to pique students' interest in what they might like to do after graduation.
Board President David Bates says senior projects are a lot of work, both for the student and for the staff who assist them, but the effort is worthwhile.
Bates says it's a chance for seniors to show what they can do with an Ypsilanti Community Schools education.
Ypsilanti Community Schools graduation requirements also dictate that students earn 23 credits, including 4 Math and English credits and 3 Science and Social Studies credits.
Staff who put the requirements together worked to find a "happy medium" that will allow seniors from the former Ypsilanti and Willow Run districts graduate. Their previous requirements didn't match up perfectly.