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Graduation Requirements

Aligning HSBPs with IEPs

The Guidelines for Aligning HSBPs and IEP Transition Plans provide information so that students can have a comprehensive plan in place that addresses the student’s needs and meets all federal, state, and local requirements for graduation.

Contact Information

Graduation & Pathway Preparation

Secondary School Counseling Program Supervisor

All public high school students are required to meet statewide graduation requirements to earn a diploma. The goal is for more students to be better prepared to meet 21st-century demands in their working and personal lives.

U.S. Presidential Scholars Overall Achievement Award  
Schools may nominate one student identifying as female and one student who identifies as male. Candidates should demonstrate leadership; school and community involvement; academic and extracurricular achievement and writing skills. Nominees may receive discretionary points for extraordinary scholastic achievement, long-lasting commitment to community service, heavy workload, additional family responsibilities, or significant obstacles which they overcame.

To nominate a student, please submit a nomination form, and writing sample for each nomination by 5 pm on October 20, 2023.

Graduation Requirements 

To earn a high school diploma, a student must: 

  1. Complete a High School and Beyond Plan 
  2. Complete a Graduation Pathway 
  3. Earn high school credits 

Graduation Pathways Resources 

High School & Beyond Plan Resources 

For District & School Leaders 

For Students, Families, & School Staff