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    Know Your Graduation Requirements 

    Students with Disabilities

    Students who earn either a certificate or diploma are eligible to participate in one graduation ceremony as well as other activities related to graduation. Most students with disabilities are working toward a high school diploma.  Talk to your counselor to ensure you are on track for graduation.     


    Students with an IEP can earn a certificate of completion by meeting any one of the following conditions: 

    • Satisfactory completion of a prescribed alternative course of study as identified on the student’s IEP; 


    • Satisfactory achievement of his/her IEP goals and objectives during high school as determined by the IEP team; 

    • Satisfactory high school attendance, participation in the instruction prescribed in his/her IEP, and  achievement of the transition goals and objectives.  

    • Students earning a certificate may continue to pursue a diploma and are eligible to receive special education services through age 22 or until the diploma is earned, whichever comes. 


    Helpful Links:

    •  Algebra 1 Waiver for Special Education Students
    •  Algebra 2 and Language Other Than English (LOTE)Waiver for Special Education Students
    •  Physical Education Waiver for Special Education Students



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