(Six semesters or less)
For graduation prior to one's class, a student must:
A. Show satisfactory mastery of high school academic skills and concepts;
B. Show a need for early graduation; and
C. Meet the graduation course and testing requirements that were effective the year he/she entered ninth grade for the first time; however, the total number of credits required may increase after the ninth-grade year.
Procedures for Early Graduation
1. The parent(s)/court appointed custodian(s) of a student may request early graduation for the student by filing a written request with the school principal at least thirty days prior to the beginning of the student's last semester of enrollment. This request for Early Graduation will be approved by the Principal and forwarded to the Superintendent for final approval.
2. The principal, with a committee of the local school staff, considers the request and makes a recommendation to the Superintendent to approve or denies early graduation. This must be done 30 days prior to one's final semester and reviewed on an individual case-by-case basis, subject to the criteria stated above.
Students who plan to complete college admission requirements early in their high school career are encouraged to meet with their school counselor regarding college opportunities.
(After seven semesters)
Seniors, who wish to graduate at the mid-year of their senior year through acceleration, will need to consult with their school counselor regarding graduation credits and all local requirements prior to the beginning of the seventh semester.
Please note all early graduation requirements entail the following:
1. Parent written request that shows the need for early graduation.
2. Students completion of 28 units of credit.
3. Acceptance to a post-secondary institution.
4. Principal letter of support/request forwarded to the Superintendent.
5. Submission of the request by the parent 30 days prior to the final semester.