Honorary Diplomas for Veterans
Honorary Veterans Diplomas Authorized—
The Board will award an honorary high school diploma to a veteran upon satisfaction of the requirements set forth below.
Requirements for Honorary Veterans Diploma—
Upon written request to the Board of Education made by the veteran, an immediate family member of a veteran, or a guardian of the veteran, and submission of information to verify satisfaction of the following requirements, the District shall award an honorary high school diploma to the veteran:
- Either (a) left high school before graduating to serve in the United States armed forces or (b) served in the United States armed forces during World War II, the Korean War, or the Vietnam War, and
- Either (a) was honorably discharged or (b) was released from active duty because of a service-related disability, and
- Either (a) resides in the District or (b) resided in the District at the time of leaving high school to serve in the United States armed forces.
Verification of Service—
The Board, the veteran, or the veteran’s immediate family member or guardian may request the Department of Veteran Affairs to certify whether the veteran meets the requirements of 1(b) or 2 above.