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Graduation Requirements


To be eligible to take part in the graduation ceremony and activities, 8th grade students must:
  • Maintain a cumulative 2.0 overall grade point average (GPA) during their 7th and 8th grade years. Students with special needs will be evaluated individually through the school’s Section 504 or IEP processes.
  • Attend at least 90% of the school days in session during the student’s enrollment in school. Home/Hospital participation or an Independent Study Program (5-15 days) shall constitute attendance.
  • Have no more than (2) home suspensions for the year.
  • Not be suspended (in-school or home) during the last 20 school days.
  • Meet the promotion requirements identified in Board policy.
  • Clear all obligations (i.e. textbook return, library fines, and cafeteria payments).
*The teachers and school administration will ensure that parents and students understand these requirements.

**Students enrolled in Atwater Senior Academy (ASA) during the 4th quarter do not qualify for participation in graduation activities.

Updated 8-26-2017