NASHUA — After hearing concerns from students, school officials intend to form a task force that will study whether city high schools should maintain their existing class ranking system.

Students are choosing courses that will boost their grade point average and class rank, rather than being encouraged to enroll in classes that pique their interests and promote innovation, according to Hailey Sweeney, a senior at Nashua High School South.

Their primary goals are to become the best, and they are willing to do whatever they can to get to the top of their class, Sweeney told the Board of Education last week.

“They are cheating. They are only focusing on certain academic activities,” she said, stressing that some

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