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(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: April 2005

Revised: April 2015