Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Adult High School Programs [8 VAC 20 ‑ 30]
Changes to incorporate recent amendments to the Code of Virginia; discontinue of the Literacy Passport Tests (LPT); and modify the Standards of Accreditation pertaining to high school diplomas
General Information
Action Summary The Regulations Governing Adult High School Programs (8 VAC 20-30-10 et seq.) were last amended in 1985 and are not currently consistent with the Regulations Establishing the Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia. (8 VAC 20-131-10 et seq.). The purpose of this intended regulatory action is twofold. First, adult high school programs, where adults are able to earn a standard or advanced studies diploma, will be required to maintain the same high standards as regular day school programs. Second, the change provides a high-standard alternative diploma, to be named the Adult High School Diploma, for adults who are unable to complete the current requirements for a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
2531 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 02/01/2007 after the comment period had ended.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ms. Emily V. Webb  / Director for Board Relations
Address: James Monroe Bldg.
101 N. 14th St., 25th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:,
Phone: (804)225-2924    FAX: (804)225-2524    TDD: ()-

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