Retroactive High School Diplomas - HB 278

I just had someone contact me about how to receive a retroactive diploma after failing to pass the HSGQE and receiving a certificate of achievement.

On page 37 of HB 278 it says, "* Sec. 49. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to read: RETROACTIVE ISSUANCE OF A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA. (a) At the request of a student, a school district shall issue a high school diploma to a student who did not receive a high school diploma because the student failed to pass all or a portion of the secondary school competency examination but who received a certificate of achievement under former AS 14.03.075. A school district shall mail a notice consistent with this section to each student who qualifies for a diploma under this section to the student's last known  address. (b) The Department of Education and Early Development shall post a notice consistent with this section on the department's Internet website with information about how to request a high school diploma."

Former students who failed to pass the HSGQE and received a certificate of achievement should contact the school district in which their high school was located, or look for information on the Dept. of Education & Early Development website.  There isn't yet anything posted on the DEED website.  I think sometime this summer school districts and the Dept. of Education & Early Development will start getting information out on how students can receive retroactive diplomas.  

Thanks, Shana Crondahl

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