COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 68

October 22, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

"2 + 4 in '04" Regional Presentations

 

 

The purpose of this memo is to announce regional presentations entitled "2 + 4 in '04" focusing on the graduation requirements for the Standard diploma for the graduating class of 2004. As you are aware, the graduating class of 2004 must meet the requirements set forth in the 2000 Regulations for Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia for the Advanced Studies, Standard, and Modified diplomas. The Board of Education has approved for the transition students who first entered the ninth grade in 2000‑01, 2001‑02, and 2002‑03 (graduating classes of 2004, 2005, and 2006) some flexible options for earning verified credits toward a Standard diploma.

 

The "2 + 4 in '04" presentations will focus on course options, the verified credit options, and suggestions for recordkeeping with an emphasis on Standard diploma students. The principal and at least one guidance counselor from each secondary school are encouraged to attend the presentation. The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to have the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals as a supporter of these presentations.

 

Attached is a list of the dates and locations for the regional presentations. There is no advanced registration required. For additional information about the presentations or graduation requirements contact Maureen B. Hijar (mhijar@mail.vak12ed.edu), director of secondary instruction, at (804) 225‑2880 or Sylinda Gilchrist (sgilchri@mail.vak12ed.edu), school counselor specialist, at (804) 786‑9377.

 

PW/MH

 

Attachment

 

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/administrators/principals_memos/2002/ems068a.pdf