On very rare occasions, students will complete their graduation requirements in fewer than four years. If this occurs
and a student wishes to graduate early, these procedures must be followed:
1. Meet with student, parents, and counselor to discuss credits, future plans and responsibilities. Meet with student,
parents, and principal in the spring prior to requested date of early graduation. Decision will be based on grades,
attendance, behavior and future plans. If approved, no student will be permitted to graduate before the end of
2. If approved, students must let their counselors know if they wish to go through commencement ceremonies. Early
graduation is a serious concern. Approval will be given only after a thorough investigation of all factors.
Academic acceleration involves individual subject acceleration, with the grade level of the student determined by the
overall academic credit earned. Academic acceleration occurs when a student is not only doing the caliber of work
necessary to be enrolled in that subject/course, but also demonstrates the ability to do the caliber of work required of
students in the next course in the academic sequence. An acceleration evaluation committee will determine whether
the student will be permitted to take a subject at a higher grade level or skip a course in the usual and customary
academic sequence (i.e., individual subject acceleration). Any student residing in the District may be referred by a staff
member or a parent/guardian to the principal of his/her school for evaluation for possible accelerated placement.
Students may refer themselves or a peer through a staff member who has knowledge of the referred child's abilities.
Upon referral, the student's principal (or his/her designee) shall convene an acceleration evaluation committee to
determine the appropriate learning environment for the referred student. This committee shall include the following:
a. a parent/guardian, or a representative designated by that parent/guardian.
b. a gifted education coordinator or gifted intervention specialist, or if neither is available, a school psychologist
or guidance counselor with expertise in the appropriate use of academic acceleration may be substituted.
c. a principal or assistant principal from the child's current school.
d. a current teacher of the referred student.
e. a teacher at the grade level or course to which the referred student may be accelerated
f. in the event that career-technical programs are considered for acceleration, a career-technical educator shall
be consulted as a part of the evaluation.