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.
Graduation & Pathway Preparation
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.
To earn a high school diploma, a student must:
Graduation Pathways Resources
- Class of 2023 Graduation Toolkit
- Class of 2023 Graduation FAQ
- Class of 2023 Graduation Pathways Quick Guide
- Class of 2022 Graduation Pathways Toolkit
- Class of 2022 Graduation Pathways Quick Guide
- Class of 2021 Graduation Pathways Toolkit
- State Board of Education Graduation Pathways Website
High School & Beyond Plan Resources
For District & School Leaders
- District HSBP Implementation Analysis Guide
- HSBP Information and Resources (from the State Board of Education)
- High School & Beyond Plan Guidance One-Pager
- Graduation Rate Frequently Asked Questions