GRADUATION EXERCISES

When a student completes all graduation requirements, it is an achievement of not only the student but also the community. The Board will recognize the student in a public graduation ceremony to celebrate this accomplishment. The superintendent or designee will plan an appropriate ceremony on the date approved by the Board, with input from the students graduating. If appropriate, the district may hold more than one (1) ceremony or recognition celebration.

Students may only participate in graduation ceremonies if they have successfully completed all graduation requirements or the requirements to receive an alternative diploma or a certificate of attendance in accordance with Board policy. Students seeking to apply credits earned through other accredited schools, as defined in policy IKF, toward graduation requirements must provide the district with verified documentation of the completion of these courses ten (10) working days prior to the graduation ceremony in order to participate in the ceremony. Any student who has otherwise met all requirements for graduation will be granted a diploma, regardless of whether he or she participates in graduation exercises.

Participation in the graduation ceremony is a privilege and not a right. A student must be in good standing in order to participate in graduation exercises.

Elementary, middle and junior high schools may hold promotion exercises, but formal graduation programs will be reserved for students successfully exiting the district’s educational program.

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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related information.

Adopted: 1-14-08

Revised:

Cross Refs: JECC, Assignment of Students to Grade Levels/Classes

JG, Student Discipline

KK, Visitors to District Property/Events

Raymondville R-VII School District, Raymondville, Missouri