4777-Participation in Commencement Ceremony

The Board of Education recognizes that participation in a commencement ceremony differs from the issuance and receipt of a diploma. The issuance of a diploma indicates that a student is in good standing and has successfully met all local and state requirements to be graduated from high school.

The Board of Education authorizes the extension of an invitation to participate in the District’s annual commencement ceremony to all students who, by the graduation date in June, are in good standing and who have successfully completed all requirements for the receipt of a diploma. “Good standing” refers to the student’s disciplinary record. The commencement ceremony is a public celebration which is traditionally held in June.

In addition, the Board of Education authorizes the extension of an invitation to participate in the District’s annual commencement ceremony to all students who are in good standing and who are in a position to complete all graduation requirements prior to August 31st of that year. In general, “being in a position to complete all graduation requirements,” implies that the student has no more than two (2) courses to complete.

This policy will be published in the high school student handbook which is made available to all students each year.

Note: Policy added

Adopted January 9, 2001
Adopted April 27, 2010
Revised, Adopted December 13, 2011
Revised, Adopted February 2, 2016
Reviewed May 1, 2018

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