Date Adopted: April 27, 1981
Date Revised: December 17, 1990
2. Delegation of Responsibility
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.
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.
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
A certificate of achievement in specially designated official programs
of study may be awarded upon the approval of the Superintendent.
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