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.