Graduation Requirements and Information

The information listed on this page addresses the requirements for graduation from Fairfax County Public Schools. Students who plan to participate in college athletics should also visit the NCAA Eligibility site to ensure that courses taken towards graduation requirements also meet the requirements for NCAA eligibility.

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In which year did your student enter
9th grade for the first time?

2009-2010 School Year, or prior

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The Virginia Board of Education recently voted to amend the graduation requirements for students with disabilities. The changes in graduation requirements provide eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to use credit accommodations to earn a Standard Diploma. Students must be found eligible for these accommodations. For more information, please contact your student's special education case manager or school counselor.

2010-2011 School Year

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The Virginia Board of Education recently voted to amend the graduation requirements for students with disabilities. The changes in graduation requirements provide eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to use credit accommodations to earn a Standard Diploma. Students must be found eligible for these accommodations. For more information, please contact your student's special education case manager or school counselor.

2011-2012 and 2012-2013 School Year

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The Virginia Board of Education recently voted to amend the graduation requirements for students with disabilities. The changes in graduation requirements provide eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to use credit accommodations to earn a Standard Diploma. Students must be found eligible for these accommodations. For more information, please contact your student's special education case manager or school counselor.

2013-2014 School Year and Beyond

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The Virginia General Assembly has eliminated the Modified Standard Diploma for students entering the 9th grade for the first time during the 2013-2014 school year and beyond. Students with disabilities who previously would have been candidates for the Modified Standard Diploma should consult with his or her IEP case manager or school counselor.

Note: The Standard and Advanced Technical Diplomas have been eliminated by the passage of Virginia HB 1061 and SB 489.

 

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Please check your student’s school website for school counselor contact information.

Contact:

Gwen Cooper-Evans
Administrative Assistant
571-423-4421
703-279-5211 (fax)

Marcy Miller Kneale
Coordinator

School Counseling Services:

Jennifer Ferrara
Manager
571-423-4422

Ellissia Price
Elementary School Counseling Specialist
571-423-4428

Sylinda Banks
Secondary School Counseling Specialist
571-423-4423

Judy Hingle
Career Connections Specialist
571-423-4430

Kathleen Hagan
Special Projects Liaison (College Fair & Night)
571-423-4429

College Success Program:

Shonta Robertson
College Success Program Manager
571-423-4415

Justin Simmons
College Partnership Specialist
571-423-4413

Derek Steele
AVID Specialist
571-423-4418

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Last Updated

January 24, 2014