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Alternative Graduation Program
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Purpose:

The Alternative Graduation Program is a high school course of study that specifically targets students who are at-risk of dropping out of school. High school graduation requirements for this student shall be the successful completion of the state minimum 21 or 22 units of credit earned in grades 9-12, successful completion of the junior paper, and End of Course testing requirements. Participation in the program is a principal decision only. There is a specific set of criteria which the principal will use for placement into the Alternative Graduation Program. Other academic, social and emotional needs of the students are considered and school personnel may make recommendations to the parent to follow up with appropriate services.

Expectations:
  1. Students will earn 20 credits (for students entering Grade 9 in 2008 – 2009 and before), 21 credits (for students entering Grade 9 in 2009 – 2010) or 22 credits (for students entering Grade 9 in 2012 and thereafter) in order to graduate rather than the typical 28 credits.
  2. If a student participates in the guided study hall, this class does not earn the student credit toward graduation and will not receive a grade; however, a progress report will be issued at the end of each grading period and at the time progress reports are distributed.
  3. Failure of a student to take advantage of this opportunity as determined by the principal will result in a parent and student planning meeting to determine necessary supports and/or program eligibility. Behaviors that may result in removal may include but are not limited to: poor attendance, discipline referrals and lack of work ethic.
  4. Parents and students may opt out of the Alternative Graduation Program at any time and be subject to the general graduation requirements for the school. Consideration will be made for the reduced opportunities to earn course credit while in the Alternative Graduation Program when determining graduation expectations.
Ray Stott (919) 934-2518 x 1029 
Teneen Frazier (919) 934-2518 x 1030 
Phyllis Mobley (919) 934-2518 x 1031

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