Formed families raising children and youth with disabilities will be impacted by new Virginia Department of Education “credit accommodations” that may be used by students obtaining a Standard Diploma. Ninth graders in 2013-14 and those younger do not have the option of a Modified Standard diploma.
NEW* October 8 Webcast from VDOE on Standard Diploma Credit Accommodations– View the archived broadcast.
The Parent Education Advocacy and Training Center, our Virginia parent training and information center, has developed an ISSUE BRIEF for parents and caregivers on the changes.
The Virginia Department of Education memo about the changes that were approved by the Board of Education on March 28 can be found HERE.
A brief summary by VDOE of the changes and comparison of the Standard Diploma credit requirements can be found HERE.