Graduation Requirements

Other Diplomas and Certificates

Applied Studies Diploma - The Applied Studies Diploma is a diploma option available to students identified as having a disability who complete the requirements prescribed by the individualized education programs (IEP's) and do not meet the requirements for a standard diploma option.

Certificate of Program Completion - The Certificate of Program Completion will be awarded under the following conditions:
  • Students who complete credits required for a high school diploma but who do not attain the required verified units of credit as required by the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia will be eligible for a Certificate of High School Program Completion.
General Educational Development Credential (GED) - Students who are at least 16 years of age may request to enroll in a General Educational Development (GED) program approved by Frederick County Public Schools. After required counseling by the student support specialist, the student, the parent and a school division representative will develop an individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP). The flexible-hour program housed at Dowell J. Howard Center will prepare eligible students for the GED test.