Graduation Test Waivers and Variances

  • House Bill 91 Petition

    On March 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 into law, giving former students the opportunity to petition for graduation. This law means that an individual no longer enrolled in a Georgia public school and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma solely for failing to achieve a passing score on one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests, the Georgia High School Writing Test, or their predecessors may petition the local board of education for graduation.  The local board will determine the student’s eligibility to receive a high school diploma pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1 based on the graduation requirements in effect when the student first entered ninth grade. 

    The Greene County School System will review each request to ensure that the petitioner has met all other graduation requirements (i.e.: credits).  Petitioners will then be notified of their status of their petition within 30 days. In addition, students who do not have a diploma on file must pay the $15 diploma cost and allow additional time for the delivery of the diploma.  There is no deadline by which a petition may be submitted.

  • What must I do to petition the board for diploma?
    Complete the "Petition for Diploma Form" located on the right of this page. (You may also obtain a form from the Greene County Board of Education administrative offices.)
     

    Submit the completed form to:
         Greene County School System
         Student Records
         101 East Third Street
         Greensboro, GA 30642

     
    After we receive your completed form, a counselor will review your petition.  You will receive a response within 30 days.

Resources

Contact Information

Mrs. Lynn Alexander
Office: 706-454-1105 (ext. 2253)
Fax: 706-453-9019

lynn.alexander@greene.k12.ga.us

 
 


THE MISSION OF THE GREENE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM IS TO EDUCATE, INSPIRE, CHALLENGE, AND SUPPORT STUDENTS TO BE PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS PREPARED TO COMPETE GLOBALLY
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