HB 91 Eliminates Graduation Test and Adds Diploma Petition Procedures
On March 31, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 91, which eliminates the Georgia High School Graduation Tests, the Georgia High School Writing Test, and their predecessors as requirements for earning regular high school diplomas. Former students who previously failed to achieve a passing score on one or more portions of the GHSGT or the GHSWT may petition the local board of education to receive a regular diploma. All other local and state requirements that were in effect when the student entered grade nine must have been met for the diploma to be awarded.
A copy of the petition application may be found below. Completed petitions, along with copies of photo identification, should be returned as follows:
In person at Pike County Schools BOE, 16 Jackson St., Zebulon, GA
Via mail to Pike County Schools, ATTN: Director of Teaching and Learning, P.O. Box 386, Zebulon, GA 30295
Pike County Schools Diploma Petition Form HB 91