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Graduation Requirements

Chesterfield County Public Schools graduation requirements presentation

A Virginia high school diploma tells admission officers at colleges, universities, and career and technical schools that the bearer is ready for the rigors of post-secondary education. It also tells potential employers that the graduate possesses the reading, writing, and computational skills required for success in the workplace.

The resources available here explain Virginia’s graduation requirements in effect when a student enters the ninth grade for the first time. They also provide information on the many options now available to students for earning a high school diploma. You also will find information on how students can get even more out of their high school experience by accepting the challenge of advanced courses.

To learn more, visit Virginia Department of Education Graduation Requirements.