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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.

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.

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.

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

  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 .

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