|FROM:||Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Certifications and Examinations for Two New Diploma Seals|
The Board of Education approved certifications and examinations for two new diploma seals at its meeting on September 28, 2000. They are the Board of Educationís Seal of Advanced Mathematics and Technology, and the Board of Educationís Career and Technical Education Seal.
The Advanced Mathematics and Technology Seal will be awarded to students who earn either a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma, satisfy all of the mathematics requirements for the Advanced Studies Diploma with a "B" average or better, and either (a) pass an examination in a career and technical education field that confers certification from a recognized industry, or trade or professional association, (b) acquire a professional license in a career and technical education field from the Commonwealth of Virginia, or (c) pass an examination approved by the Board that confers college-level credit in a technology or computer science area.
The Career and Technical Education Seal will be awarded to students who earn either a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma, complete a prescribed sequence of courses in a career and technical education concentration or specialization that they choose, and either (a) maintain a "B" or better average in those courses, (b) pass an examination in a career and technical education concentration or specialization that confers certification from a recognized industry, trade, or professional association, or (c) acquire a professional license in a career and technical education field from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In the attached files you will find the current list of board-approved certifications and examinations for these seals. The board is in the planning stage of developing a student contest for designing each seal. These seals will be available for students who graduate this year.
Questions concerning these seals should be addressed to the Director of the Office of Career and Technical Education, Dr. Neils Brooks (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) at (804)225-2847.