OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER READY STUDENTS
33-6104. early graduation. (1) A student is eligible to graduate early as provided in subsection (2) of this section if the student:
(a) Is at least sixteen (16) years of age;
(b) Maintains a cumulative 3.5 grade point average;
(c) Obtains permission from a parent or guardian, if under the age of eighteen (18) years;
(d) Achieves a college and career readiness score;
(e) Files with the student’s school:
(i) Notification of the student’s intent to graduate early;
(ii) The student’s participation portfolio; and
(iii) An essay of at least one (1) page explaining why the student wishes to graduate early and outlining the student’s future education or training plans if the student graduates early; and
(i) The civics requirement in section 33-1602, Idaho Code; and
(ii) The economics credit, government credits, and senior project required under the board’s graduation requirements, provided that the student’s senior project may describe the student’s experience in achieving a college and career readiness score and include a detailed explanation of the student’s future plans.
(2) An eligible student may, at the student’s option and upon notification to the student’s school, be relieved from completing any remaining high school graduation requirements and graduate early.
(3) School districts or public charter schools must grant high school diplomas to students who are eligible and opt for early graduation pursuant to this section.
[33-6104, added 2019, ch. 297, sec. 1, p. 880; am. 2020, ch. 26, sec. 3, p. 61.]