Early Graduation

Policy 5465
 

     The Board of Education will award a State-endorsed diploma to a student that has met all State and local requirements for high school graduation. In addition, the Board shall award a State-endorsed high school diploma to any currently enrolled student in accordance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.2(e).

 

      In accordance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.2(e), the Board of Education shall award a State-endorsed high school diploma early to any currently enrolled student who:

  1. Has demonstrated proficiencies in the Statewide assessments as required by the New Jersey Department of Education for high school graduation;

  2. Has presented official transcripts showing at least thirty general education credits leading to a degree at an accredited institution of higher education; and

  3. Has formally requested an early award of a State-endorsed high school diploma.

      The diploma will bear the date of its issuance. The student may be permitted to participate in graduation ceremonies with his/her classmates without formal readmission to the school district on application to and approval of the high school Principal.

 

N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-1 et seq.
N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.1 et seq.; 6A:8-5.2 et seq.

 

Adopted: 22 October 2009 Revised: 28 May 2015