Course and Diploma Requirements
Graduation and Students Assigned to JJAEP or DAEP
Students classified as seniors, who attend school and take and pass required courses and exams, have a legitimate expectation that they will receive a high school diploma. However, students have no constitutional right to receive their diplomas at a specific graduation ceremony. “Walking across the stage” at graduation is both exciting and memorable, but participation in a graduation ceremony is not a protected right.
State law prevents a student assigned to a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) or Juvenile Justice Education Program (JJAEP) from attending or participating in any extracurricular activity during their period of assignment. For seniors who have not successfully completed a minimum of 30 instructional days at the Opportunity Awareness Center (OAC) or who are currently assigned to a JJAEP are not eligible to attend or participate in graduation.
To be eligible to attend or participate in graduation and any related activities, students must complete their assignments at the OAC or a JJAEP by the end of the day preceding their graduation ceremony. This is true even if all graduation requirements have been met. Students, not eligible to attend or participate in graduation will receive their diplomas from the District.
Parents are encouraged to remind your seniors of the need to stay focused on their academics and to avoid engaging in any activity that could jeopardize their ability to take part in their graduation ceremonies. Too often senior pranks can take on a life of their own, resulting in disciplinary consequences that prevent a student from attending or participating in his/her graduation ceremony. The District does not want this to happen to any of this year’s seniors. The District Administration asks that parents work with us to do
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