Fremont County students looking to earn a Hathaway Scholarship; public comment period open for proposed changes

    Wyoming Department of Education shares the following:

    CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) seeks public comment on proposed revisions to Chapter 38 rules concerning changes to the Hathaway Success Curriculum, which students are required to take in order to earn a Hathaway Scholarship.

    As a result of the passage of Senate Enrolled Act 20 in 2019, students now have more options for meeting the Hathaway elective requirements. The proposed rules reflect these new provisions. 


    Prior to the new law,  students were required to complete two years of a foreign language in sequence plus two years of either fine arts, career, and technical education or additional foreign language, in order to qualify for an Honors or Performance Scholarship. Now students must complete four years total of foreign language, fine and performing arts, or career and technical education. Students must take at least two years of related courses in sequence. In addition, one year of high school coursework taken prior to high school may satisfy one year of the four-year requirement.

    For 2019 and 2020 high school graduates, students can take either the current Success Curriculum or the new amended curriculum. The new Success Curriculum will take full effect in the 2021 school year.

    The public comment period on the proposed rule revisions will be open from August 19 through October 6, 2019. Comments can be submitted online or mailed to:

    Wyoming Department of Education
    Attn: Jennifer LaHiff
    122 West 25th Street, Suite E200
    Cheyenne, WY 82002


    All public comments will be recorded verbatim, including the submitter’s name and city of residence, on the Secretary of State website as part of the rules promulgation process. 


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