Baldwin County Board of Education unanimously voted on Tuesday to lower the credit requirements for graduation at Baldwin High School.
Students will now need 23 credits to be eligible for graduation, instead of the previous 28.
These numbers are in line with the 23 credits required by the state.
In 2012, Baldwin High School graduated 62% of students in four years. The state average was 70%.
Baldwin High School Principal Jessica Swain says the standards for students have not been lowered. She says under the new requirement, she expects the number of students who graduate to increase this year.
"We're not lowering the standards. There are still certain criteria the students have to meet," Swain said. "We have our students' best interest at heart. We're just trying to make sure that we provide them everything possible to help them meet the state's requirements."
Senior Taten Whitlock says the change makes a difference for him.