The Governing Board desires to prepare each student to obtain a diploma of high school graduation in order to provide students with opportunities for postsecondary education and/or employment.
Beginning in the 2005-06 school year, each student completing grade 12 shall have successfully passed the state exit examination in language arts and mathematics as a condition of high school graduation. (Education Code 60851, 60859)
Supplemental instruction shall be offered to any student who does not demonstrate "sufficient progress," as defined in Board policy, toward passing the exit examination. (Education Code 37252, 60851)
Students who have passed all the district's course requirements by the end of their senior year but are unable to pass the high school exit examination shall receive a certificate of completion. The Superintendent or designee shall regularly report to the Board regarding the number of students receiving a certificate of completion and the resources that have been offered to such students.
When authorized in an official Individual Education Plan or 504 Plan, a student who has attended high school for four years may receive a Certificate of Attendance and may be permitted to participate in the commencement ceremony.
Requirements for graduation and specified alternative means for completing the prescribed course of study shall be made available to students, parents/guardians, and the public. (Education Code 51225.3)
Adult education students who fulfill the district's graduation requirements and pass the California High School Exit Examination shall receive a diploma of high school graduation.