Graduation is the formal, satisfactory completion of the program of studies offered by the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. The Board of Education will establish requirements for graduation from the regular program offered through the following: comprehensive high schools, the continuation high school, alternative education programs for the completion of high school through the adult education program, and for other programs which may be subsequently authorized. The Board of Education authorizes the issuance of a high school diploma to students who successfully complete graduation requirements established by the Board of Education and who pass the California High School Exit Exam as determined by state law.


All students shall be provided with the opportunity to enroll in a course of instruction that meets the requirements of the Board of Education for graduation with a high school diploma. The Board, however, recognizes that some students with disabilities may require an alternative course of study or may receive instruction pursuant to the established annual goals and objectives of the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). Students with exceptional needs shall receive a Certificate of Completion when they have satisfactorily competed a prescribed alternative course of study identified in the IEP, when it is determined by the IEP team that they have satisfactorily met the goals and objectives specified on the IEP during high school, or when the students has satisfactorily attended high school, participated in instruction and has met the objectives specified in the statement of transition services.


Cross Reference:

Board Policy

Sections 5128.1, 5128.2, 5128.3, 5128.4




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5/20/87 (# units, Continuation High School)

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