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[REPEALED] Regulations Governing the General Achievement Diploma [8 VAC 20 ‑ 680]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The regulation addresses a requirement enacted by the 2003 General Assembly for the Board of Education to develop regulations for an alternate diploma for individuals in the commonwealth. The goal of the new regulation is to provide individuals with an additional diploma option without minimizing the current Virginia educational reform. The regulations will replace emergency regulations adopted by the Board of Education in July 2003.
State Authority Sections 22.1-253.13 :4 and 22.1-254 , Code of virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered

Contact Information
Name / Title: Mr. Charles Finley  / Asst. Supt. for Accountability
Address: P.O. Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-9421    FAX: (804)225-2524    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Update to comport with legislative changes made by HB 1061 and SB 489 (2012) (Adult HS/GA Diploma) Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/10/2016.
Emergency regulation: Response to House Bill 1464 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/31/2005.