COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 27

April 12, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Technical Assistance Document and DOE Hour Broadcast on Graduation Requirements for the Standard Diploma

 

The Department of Education has recently released a technical assistance document on sample courses of study that satisfy high school graduation requirements for the Standard Diploma. A DOE Hour related to this document will also be broadcast on April 25, 2002, at 2 p.m.

 

The document may be downloaded prior to the broadcast at /administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf048a.pdf. Viewers may also wish to review Superintendents Memorandum, Informational Number 48, dated March 29, 2002, at /administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf048.html that contains additional information.

 

The document and broadcast will be beneficial to school personnel who work with middle and high school students in planning their four-year courses of study. Suggestions will be made on how to develop and monitor a course of study for students that meets the content course requirements and requirements for standard and verified credits. The attachment to this memorandum contains planning templates that may prove useful in designing and monitoring individual courses of study for the Standard and Advanced Studies Diplomas.

 

The broadcast will be a companion to, not a replacement of, an earlier DOE Hour on Standards of Accreditation (SOA) Implications for Guidance Counselors that was broadcast in January 2002. Further discussion will occur on the following topics that have been addressed in recent Superintendents Memoranda. You may wish to download this information prior to the broadcast.

 

Regulations Governing Secondary School Transcripts

Superintendents Memorandum, Informational Number 10, January 18, 2002 - /administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf010.html and its attachments.

 

Guidelines Governing Sequential Electives for the Standard and Modified Standard Diplomas

Superintendents Memorandum, Interpretive Number 1, March 8, 2002 - /administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/int001.html and its attachment.

 

Diploma Seals

Superintendents Memorandum, Administrative Number 13, March 15, 2002

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/adm013.html and its attachment.

 

For further information, please check the DOE Hour Web page at http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Technology/DOEhour/DOETVapr02.html or contact Dr. Linda Wallinger (mailto:lwalling@pen.k12.va.us), director of secondary instruction, at 804-225-2880.

 

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Attachment

 

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/administrators/principals_memos/2002/ems027a.pdf