A student who wishes to graduate from high school in less time than the ordinary eight (8) semester, grade 9-12 sequence, may request permission to complete graduation requirements on an alternate schedule.


The student and parents/guardians will consult with high school guidance personnel to develop a graduation plan.  The student's intention to accomplish this shall be stated in writing to the guidance counselor.  The student's parent or legal guardian must submit a letter in support of the student's request for early graduation, and such letter is to accompany the student's written request.  The request letters to the counselor are to be submitted no later than the start of the 7th or final semester of the student’s high school program.


A student who graduates early must complete all graduation requirements established by the board.  The student who chooses early graduation will be allowed to participate in the junior/senior prom, honor night, and spring graduation ceremonies, unless they choose to receive their diploma upon completion of the 7th semester.  In all other school activities, the early-out graduate will be treated as a graduated student unless given special permission by CHS administration.






















Policy                                                                           COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Adopted:  12/11/06                                                      Columbus, Nebraska

Revised:  _03/9/09                                                       Reviewed:  8/10/09