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217. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS


Date Adopted: April 27, 1981
Date Revised: December 17, 1990

1. Purpose
 

  1. The Board of Education wishes to acknowledge each student's successful completion of a School District approved instructional program by an award of a diploma or certificate at graduation ceremonies.

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2. Delegation of Responsibility
 
  1. The Superintendent shall develop procedures for implementing this policy which include the careful recording of each student's progress and accumulation of graduation requirements; counseling of students to know what is expected of them for completion of their schooling; issuance of periodic warnings to students in danger of not fulfilling graduation requirements; preparation and submission to the Board for its approval of a list of all candidates for the award of a diploma or certificate; preparation of suitable diplomas and certificates; and the planning and execution of graduation ceremonies which fittingly mark this important achievement.

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3. Guidelines
 
  1. The Board shall award a high school diploma to every student who meets the requirements for graduation. Such requirements shall include the successful completion of courses of study for a four year high school approved by the Board and which meet the standards set by Commonwealth laws and regulations.

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  3. A certificate of achievement in specially designated official programs of study may be awarded upon the approval of the Superintendent.

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  5. A student who has completed the requirements for graduation may not be denied a diploma for disciplinary purposes but may be denied participation in graduation ceremonies upon the decision of the principal .
References:

State School Code Sections 1504(c); 1611; 1613