TALBOT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
POLICY CODE 9.33-AR
EASTON, MD 21601
GRADUATION EXCERCISES - AR
I. Mid-Year Graduation
A. Each high school may develop mid-year graduation programs (with student/parent input
and Principals approval) for those students who meet all graduation requirements who
also have received approval by March 30th from the Superintendent for waiver of the 4
year enrollment requirement. Waiver of the 4 year enrollment requirement may be
granted in accordance with state law when a student: a) plans to be and is accepted for
early admission into an approved post secondary education program; b) wants to go to
work or into military service.
Whether or not formal mid-year graduation ceremonies are conducted will depend in part
on the anticipated number of mid-year graduates.
II. Verification Guidelines
A. Guidance will certify that graduating juniors or min-year seniors who have had their
4th year enrollment requirement waived meet all conditions for the approved waiver
prior to receiving a diploma.
B. Before diplomas are ordered, guidance will certify with each graduation student
exactly what name should appear on his/her diploma – full legal name (middle name
must be spelled out), initialed by student.
C. Guidance will certify each student who could possibly receive a Certificate of Merit,
using the same format as for diplomas.
D. Guidance will certify each student who will receive a Certificate of Attendance (again
III. Extended/Evening Highs School Graduates
A. Because Extended/Evening High School graduates receive an Easton High School
Diploma, these graduates may participate in regular Easton High School graduation
ceremonies (Coordinated through Director of Extended/Evening High School.
IV. Student Conduct During Graduation Ceremonies
A. In accordance with student Policy Codes 10.14, 10.15, 10.22 and 10.23 each school will establish reasonable standards for dress and conduct during graduation ceremonies. Students who do not meet the standards will be excused from graduation exercises.END -