COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 6

January 10, 2003

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2+4 in 2004, 2005, and 2006 Brochures

 

The Virginia Department of Education has prepared a brochure to help students and parents better understand the commonwealths new graduation requirements.

 

The title of the brochure, 2+4 in 2004, 2005, and 2006 refers to the combination of units of verified credit required for a Standard Diploma (two units in English and four of the students own choosing) during the transition period covering the graduating classes of 2004, 2005, and 2006.

 

The brochure also provides information about the Advanced Studies Diploma and the answers to frequently asked questions about graduation.

 

These brochures will be distributed during the week of January 13 through 17 to high schools and combined schools in sufficient quantity to provide each student in grades 9-11 with a brochure. Thank you for your assistance in getting these into the hands of students and parents.

 

The brochure may be viewed or downloaded from the department website at this address: http://www.pen.k12.va.us/2plus4in2004/2plus4gradinfo.pdf

The department also has produced a companion video that will be distributed to high schools and combined schools. A subsequent superintendents memo will provide shipping details for the video. The video is less than ten minutes long making it ideal for presentations to students and parents. In the meantime, the video may be viewed by clicking the link on the students page of the department website: http://www.pen.k12.va.us/2plus4in2004/

 

For more information, please contact Charles Pyle mailto:cpyle@mail.vak12ed.edu director of communications at (804) 371-2420.

 

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