Adoption Date: 12/3/1970, Revised: 7/19/1994; 6/20/00;6/6/06; 2/23/16


A student shall be eligible for early graduation in fewer than eight semesters upon completion of all requirements for graduation, excluding physical education, as mandated by Commissioner's Regulations. A student shall not be required to continue enrollment for the sole purpose of completing physical education requirements.

The District, upon request from the student's parent/guardian, may choose to grant the student a high school diploma prior to his/her completion of the eighth semester. The application must be addressedto and approved by the high school principal after discussions with the student and his/her family.

The application (see form 7221 F) should be signed by the student and his/her parents/guardians. If requesting to graduate inJanuary, the application must be made by November 1 in the school year in which graduation is to take place. The Board of Education will be informed of the decision of the High School Principal.

Students who graduate in January will be permitted to take part in graduation ceremonies the following June provided they fulfill all of the obligations of the regular June graduates. Those who desire to take part should indicate in writing to the high school principal by March 1.

Policy References:
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations

(NYCRR) Section 100.5(a) and (e)

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