Policy GH-Honorary Diplomas for Veterans

Policy GH-Honorary Diplomas for Veterans (PDF)

Issue Date: April 21, 2010


 

Honorary Veterans Diplomas Authorized

The Board will award an honorary high school diploma to a veteran upon satisfaction of the requirements set forth below.

Requirements for Honorary Veterans Diploma

Upon written request to the Board of Education made by the veteran, an immediate family member of a veteran, or a guardian of the veterans, and verification of the following requirements, the District shall award an honorary high school diploma to the veteran who:

  1. Either (a) left high school before graduating to serve in the United States armed forces or (b) served in the United States armed forces during World War II, the Korean War, or the     Vietnam War, and
  2. Either (a) was honorably discharged or (b) was released from active duty because of a      service-related disability, and
  3. Either (a) resides in the District or (b) resided in the District at the time of leaving high     school to serve in the United States armed forces.

Verification of Service

The Board, the veteran, or the veteran’s immediate family member or guardian may request the Department of Veteran Affairs to certify whether the veteran meets the requirements of 1(b) or 2 above.

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