TIME

Newport Beach High School Gets Called Out on ‘Prom Draft’

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First picks in the NFL draft get millions of dollars to play football. But at one high school, that “number one draft” formula has been applied controversially to something else: Finding a date for prom. And not everyone is happy about it.

Male students at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, Calif., have long selected their prom date through a slotted system, much like a professional sport draft. The rules and results get posted on Twitter.

Some parents and school officials, however, do not want the female students to feel as if they are being judged or ranked.

This isn’t the first time that Corona del Mar High School has made news in recent years. There was a cheating scandal earlier this year and a lawsuit by the ACLU in 2009 for allowing “a sexist and homophobic atmosphere.”

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