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Graduating And Getting A Certificate Of Completion - But Want Her To Get A Diploma

Graduating And Getting A Certificate Of Completion - But Want Her To Get A Diploma

has anyone been told their child that will be graduating from high school will be receiving a certificate of completion because they do not meet the math requirements? I have been told that there is a way to get a diploma even without the math... I live in Jackson, Michigan...was hoping for some guidance as to did anyone fight this and how they went about it.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank you so much. I will look into that.. i know the only thing that she hasn't been able to do is the math requirement -she has met all others and you're right - they work their butts off and deserve that diploma.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I'm in Massachusetts. We have a standardized test (MCAS) which must be passed in order to get a diploma. My niece recently graduated and did not receive her diploma as her test scores were not good. She had taken the test 4 times without success. The state does have an appeal process. It is lengthy and can cost families a lot as far as attorney fees. If you can get an alternative portfolio established, I believe that may give your child a means of getting her diploma. Check with your state and work with the guidance team at the school. Good luck! It's a right every high school graduate should receive - regardless of ability. If they put in the time and work up to their ability, they deserve a diploma.

posted over 4 years ago
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