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This policy establishes the Harrison County Board of Education requirements for graduation
from high school. These requirements are based upon the number of units of credit attained for
satisfactory completion of content standards and objectives. The Harrison County Board of Educa-
tion has the authority to increase graduation requirements beyond the state requirements.
5504.1 – Definitions
5504.1.1
Standard Graduation Requirements – the number of required and elective units of
credit which must be earned by a student in order to graduate from high school with a standard
diploma. A student must also attend at least four years in grades 9-12 unless an attendance
exception is granted.
5504.1.2
Modified Graduation Requirements – the alternative learning goals specified in the
individualized educational program (IEP) which must be developed by an IEP Team for an
eligible student with a disability in order to graduate from high school with a modified di-
ploma. A student must also attend at least four years unless an attendance exception is granted.
(Section 5.6.2 of Policy 2510)
5504.1.3
Unit of Credit – credit awarded for the attainment of content standards and objec-
tives from a required or elective area of study that is equivalent to 8100 minutes of
classroom instruction.
5504.1.4
Standard Diplomas – diplomas awarded to students, including exceptional students,
who satisfactorily complete all state and county standard graduation requirements.
5504.1.5
Modified Diplomas – diplomas awarded to eligible students with a disability who
satisfactorily complete modified graduation requirements based on their IEPs.
5504.1.6
Content Standards and Objectives – broad descriptions of what students should
know and be able to do in the content area at the end of a K-12 sequence of study. These con-
tent standards and objectives have been approved by either the West Virginia Department of
Education or the Harrison County Board of Education.
5504.1.7
Alternative Learning Goals – learning goals that are reasonable and attainable for an
eligible student with a disability and are determined by the IEP committee. These alternative
learning goals do not have to be from the required and elective areas of study for standard
graduation requirements.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
POLICY 5504