Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/12/2022 - 6:30 PM
Category: APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA
Type: Action
Subject: Diploma Waiver for Student 2
ACPS Division Objective :
Policy:
Enclosure:
File Attachment:
Summary: The Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia,
(8 VAC 20-131-5 et seq.) set the minimum standards for graduation from Virginia public schools. 8 VAC 20-131-60.G.1.d., and 8 VAC 20-131-60.G.2.d. of the standards read (in part):

“Students transferring after 20 instructional hours per course of their senior or twelfth grade year shall be given every opportunity to earn a diploma following the graduation requirements prescribed in 8VAC20-131-50 for students entering prior to the 2021–2022 school year, or following the graduation requirements prescribed in 8VAC20-131-51 for students entering in the 2021–2022 school year or thereafter. If it is not possible for the student to meet the requirements for a diploma, arrangements should be made for the student's previous school to award the diploma. If these arrangements cannot be made, a waiver of the verified unit of credit requirements may be available to the student. The Department of Education may grant such waivers upon request by the local school board in accordance with guidelines prescribed by the board.”
Funding:
Recommendation: Approve diploma waiver.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jennifer Johnston - School Board Clerk
Signed By:
Lauren MacLean - Asst. Director ESOL, World Languages and Home School
Signed By:
Debora Collins - Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:
Dr. Matthew Haas - Superintendent