Cut Bank School District



INSTRUCTION    2410                                                                                                                                           


High School Graduation Requirements


The Board will award a regular high school diploma to every student enrolled in the District who meets graduation requirements established by the District.  The official transcript will indicate the specific courses taken and level of achievement.


The Board will establish graduation requirements which, at a minimum, satisfy those established by the Board of Public Education (A.R.M. 10.55.904 and 905).  Generally, any change in graduation requirements promulgated by the Board will become effective for the next class to enter ninth (9th) grade.  Exceptions to this general rule may be made, when it is determined by the Board that proposed changes in graduation requirements will not have a negative effect on students already in grades nine (9) through twelve (12).  The Board will approve graduation requirements as recommended by the Superintendent.


To graduate from Cut Bank High School, a student must have satisfactorily completed the last quarter prior to graduation as a Cut Bank High School student.  Highly unusual exceptions may be considered by the principal, such as a student exchange program in a recognized school.


A student with a disabling condition will satisfy those competency requirements incorporated into the individualized education program (IEP).  Satisfactory completion of the objectives incorporated in the IEP will serve as the basis for determining completion of a course.


A student may be denied participation in graduation ceremonies in accordance with 20-5-201(3), MCA.  In such instances the diploma will be awarded after the official ceremony has been held.




Legal Reference:           § 20-5-201, MCA         Duties and sanctions

                                          10.55.904, ARM           Basic Education Program Offerings: High School

                                          10.55.905, ARM           Graduation Requirements

                                          10.55.906, ARM           High School Credit


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