Graduation and School Completion Policy

An authority must recommend to the inspector that a student with special needs be awarded a School Completion Certificate if the student

(a) has an IEP, and

(b) is enrolled in an educational program that is not designed to meet the graduation requirements set out in Ministerial Order M302/04, the Graduation Program Order, and the student

(c) meets the learning outcomes contained in the student’s IEP, if that IEP contains all the learning outcomes of the student’s educational program, or

(d) has successfully completed the student’s educational program, if the student’s IEP does not contain all the learning outcomes of the student’s educational program.

If an authority recommends to the inspector that a student with special needs be awarded a School Completion Certificate, the inspector must recommend to the Minister that a School Completion Certificate be awarded to the student.

A British Columbia School Completion Certificate may be issued by the Minister (a) in the form set out in Schedule A, or (b) where the student requests a British Columbia School Completion Certificate in French, in the form set out in Schedule B.

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