COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 10

January 18, 2002

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Regulations Governing the Secondary School Transcript

 

On September 26, 2001, the Virginia Board of Education adopted amended regulations governing the Secondary School Transcript. These regulations primarily address the required content for the secondary school transcript, including the credit requirements for the Standard and Advanced Studies Diplomas. Significant changes in the states graduation requirements have been adopted by the board since 1988, as found in Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia (SOA), 8 VAC 20-131-10 et seq. These changes include increased minimum credit requirements for the Standard and Advanced Studies Diplomas, as well as a new form of required credit, the verified credit. Also, the Modified Standard Diploma has been added as a diploma option. The recently adopted regulations reflect those changes to ensure that the transcript requirements are consistent with the requirements in the SOA. These regulations are effective immediately.

 

Attachment A contains a copy of the recently adopted regulations for your use in planning and developing transcripts at the local level. Localities have two options for the secondary school transcript format. They may use the Department of Educations model or develop their own. No standard format is required as long as the required information is listed on the transcript. Attachments B and C contain the Department of Educations model shown as PDF and Word files.

 

For further information please contact Vernon L. Wildy

(mailto:vwildy@pen.k12.va.us), associate director of secondary instructional services, at (804) 225-2877.

 

JLD/VLW/lgh

 

Attachments

 

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf010a.pdf

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf010b.pdf

/administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf010c.doc