Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 | San Diego Unified seniors are placed into classes they do not want or need and graduating with excess credits because counselors do not inform seniors that a shortened schedule is an option. My daughter graduated with 51 credits (44 needed) and my son would have garnered 50. Instead, he went to high school until noon and took two classes at Mesa. These teachers could be better allocated to teaching the lower classes and reducing class sizes. Beginning in 9th grade, parents and student should be informed of all options so they can plan their high school years. Some schools (San Diego Metropolitan Regional & Technical, Kearny High) are offering this advantage to their students. Why not all?