Any student who has satisfactorily completed all graduation requirements will be permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony and all related graduation activities of his or her graduating class subject to certain exceptions. Students may be prohibited from participating in the graduation ceremony or related graduation activities as a consequence of violating the District’s Code of Conduct.
The District permits any student to participate in the graduation ceremony and all related graduation activities of his or her high school graduating class, if the student has been awarded a Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential or a Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential, but has not otherwise qualified to receive a Regents or local diploma. While permitted to participate, these students are not required to participate in the graduation ceremony or related graduation activities of his or her high school graduating class. For purposes of this policy, a student’s high school graduating class is the twelfth grade class with which he or she entered into ninth grade.
The District will provide annual written notice of this policy and any related procedures to all students and their parents or guardians.
Education Law § 3204(4-b)
8 NYCRR § 100.2(oo)
Adopted October 22, 2019