YUMA, Ariz. – The AIMS high school graduation requirement has been put on a four-year hold, meaning that students will no longer have to pass the test to get a high school diploma. Friday, acting Governor Michele Reagan signed Senate Bill 1191 int law, immediately ending the AIMS requirement. This means any students scheduled to take one or more sections of the AIMS test next week will no longer be required to do so.
Matt Buckley, community engagement and communications director for the Yuma Union High School District #70, said classes for next week will be held as normal. Buckley said parents with students at YUHSD were informed of today’s change.
Until Friday, students had to pass the reading, writing and mathematics portions of the AIMS test in order to receive a high school diploma. The requirement was previously set to expire December 31, 2016.
Testing will still be available next week for those students wishing to take AIMS for scholarship eligibility or other personal reasons. Parents or families with questions about testing availability in these situations should contact their student’s school.