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Mandate 667

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Elimination of the General Achievement Diploma
Purpose of legislation
The legislation eliminated the General Achievement Diploma by folding it into the Adult High School Diploma, which would be re-named the General Achievement Adult High School Diploma. The legislation added a requirement that adult students would need to earn a Board of Education-approved career and technical education credential, such as the successful completion of an industry certification, a state licensure examination, a national occupational competency assessment, or the Virginia workplace readiness skills assessment in order to be awarded the diploma.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 454 (2012)
Chap 642 (2012)
VAC chapters to be amended
8 vac 20 - 30 : Regulations Governing Adult High School Programs
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 3745: Update to comport with legislative changes made by HB 1061 and SB 489 (2012) (Adult HS/GA Diploma)
Latest Stage: Final
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