Early Graduation Requirements
Early Graduation is a deliberate pathway for students in grades 9-11 who wish to move on when ready, receive a diploma from the district and be eligible for acceptance into Kentucky public universities and non-profit independent colleges and universities. The pathway provides a financial scholarship, known as the Early Graduation Certificate, to support this action. Students participating in the pathway must meet the requirements set forth by 704 KAR 3:305 including those listed below. Students must:
Notify the school principal within the first 30 days of the school year in which they intend to graduate.
Enter the Early Graduation pathway prior to October 1 of the year in which they intend to graduate early.
Graduate in three years or less. Students exceeding three years do not qualify for the incentives identified with Early Graduation.
Take the state-administered college readiness exam and meet the college readiness exam benchmarks as set by the Council on Postsecondary Education in 13 KAR 2:020 for placement in credit-bearing courses without the need for remediation.
Take and score proficient on all required End-of-Course Assessments (EOCs). To meet this requirement, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) will provide EOCs for those students participating in the Early Graduation pathway during the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school year.
For more information on Early Graduation please visit the following site: https://education.ky.gov/educational/AL/earlygrad/Pages/default.aspx
For further assistance contact Ms. Morgan by phone (270-432-2481) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org