DoDEA requests input from parents, students, community on new Graduation Regulation
Arlington, VA — The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is requesting community input on the revision of Graduation Regulation 2000.1, 2004. DoDEA strives to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment. This regulation outlines the requirements for a student to earn a DoDEA diploma. Parents, students, community members and other interested parties are encouraged to provide input until September 30, 2012 through the DoDEA website at: http://graduation.dodea.edu/.
Topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to, minimum graduation requirements, alternatives to graduation requirements, grade point average, course requirements, and diploma types.
“Requirements for graduation must align with the increased demands for a work force capable of responding innovatively to critical issues and the constant flux of global changes in the 21st century,” said Marilee Fitzgerald, DoDEA Director.
The revised regulation will be implemented in school year 2013-14 for the graduating class of 2017. Ongoing communication will take place throughout this process to ensure parents and students understand any changes in requirements.
DoDEA consists of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools located overseas, and the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools located in the U.S. and its territories and possessions. DoDEA provides education to eligible DoD military and civilian dependents from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Activities throughout the U.S. that serve children of military families.