Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Adult High School Programs [8 VAC 20 ‑ 30]
Amendments for Consistency with Code
Action 720
General Information
Action Summary The Board of Education intends to amend the Regulations Governing Adult High Schools Programs, which were last amended in 1985, in order to ensure consistency the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia (8 VAC 20-131). The purpose of this intended regulatory action is twofold. First, adult high school programs, at which adults are able to earn a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma, will be required to maintain the same high standards as regular day school programs. Second, the change provides a high-standard alternative diploma for adults (the Adult Education Diploma) who are unable to complete the requirements for a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
1010 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/06/2001.
1511 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 01/15/2002 before DPB completed its review.
2626 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/06/2004.
3090 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/15/2005.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mr. Robert MacGillivray  / Adult Education Services
Address: Department of Education
Post Office Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)371-2333    FAX: (804)225-2524