Student Handbook GED Exemption

GED Exemption

Students aged 16 years of age or older will be exempt from compulsory attendance provided they are enrolled in and participating in a school-based or school contracted Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) program and meets one or more of the following five conditions:

1.   Verification from a school administrator that the child will not graduate with the child’s cohort class because of credit deficiency;

2.   Authorization from a court services officer;

3.   A court order requiring the child to enter the program;

4.   Verification that the child is under the direction of the Department of Corrections; OR

5.   Verification that the child is enrolled in Job Corps as authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, as amended January 1, 2009.

6.   The parents or legal guardian of the child must also give written consent to the GED exemption.