COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 12

January 31, 2003

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2+4 in 2004 Video

 

 

The Virginia Department of Education has prepared a video to help students and their parents better understand the graduation requirements that become effective with the class of 2004.

 

The title of the video, 2+4 in 2004: What you Need to Know about Virginia 2004-2006 Graduation Requirements, refers to the combination of verified units of credit required for a Standard Diploma (two verified units of credit in English and four of the students own choosing) during the transition period covering the graduation classes of 2004, 2005, and 2006.

 

The video is less than ten minutes in length, making it ideal for use in presentations to students and parents. The video also includes information about the Advanced Studies Diploma and answers to frequently asked questions about graduation.

 

The video will be mailed during the week of February 3-7 to high schools and combined schools. Each school will receive one copy of the video addressed to the guidance counselor. Additional copies of the video may be obtained by contacting the departments Office of Teleproduction Services. The fee for duplication, which includes videotape, shipping and handling, is $5 per program for Virginia K-12 public schools, and $8 per program for all other users. Tapes may be ordered by using a form available on this page of the department website:

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Technology/DOEhour/GET_TAPE.html

 

A streaming-video version of the tape may be viewed by clicking the link on the For Students page of the department website:

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/2plus4in2004/

Please consider creating a link to this page on your division website as part of your efforts to inform students and parents of the flexibility available for earning a Standard Diploma during the transition period.

In creating links, school divisions are encouraged to make use of the 2+4 in 2004 icon, which is available on the home page of the department website.

 

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

 

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