The Lens has been reporting on alleged grade-fixing issues at John F. Kennedy High School for months. Recently, the state confirmed that the school had inappropriately used online credit recovery programs.

Kennedy used a program called GradPoint. Other schools use different programs.

The programs are intended to be used for makeup work after a student fails a course. But Kennedy was allegedly having students use GradPoint to take classes for the first time.

In some cases, Kennedy failed to provide teachers to supervise the online courses, according to a recent lawsuit. Students couldn’t earn credit for courses they had taken at home without an instructor.

Share your story

The Lens wants to learn more about credit recovery at other New Orleans high schools. Did you experience any problems with credits when graduating? Did you use course recovery and credit remediation programs in high school? Did you take courses online or at home? Were your online courses supervised by a teacher?

We want to hear about your high school experience.

Marta Jewson

Marta Jewson covers education in New Orleans for The Lens. She began her reporting career covering charter schools for The Lens and helped found the hyperlocal news site Mid-City Messenger. Jewson returned...