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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board Of Education
Chapter 131. Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia
2/28/2021

8VAC20-131-430. Effective dates.

A. Graduation requirements.

1. The graduation requirements for students entering the ninth grade for the first time in the 2013–2014 school year and prior to the 2018–2019 school year shall be those provided in 8VAC20-131-50.

2. The graduation requirements for students entering the ninth grade for the first time in the 2018-2019 school year and beyond shall be those provided in 8VAC20-131-51.

3. The graduation requirements applicable to students transferring into a Virginia high school for the first time shall be as determined by 8VAC20-131-60 G.

B. Locally awarded verified credits.

1. Locally awarded verified credits conferred for English, mathematics, laboratory science, and history and social science for students entering the ninth grade for the first time prior to the 2018–2019 school year shall be as provided in 8VAC20-131-110 B 3 a.

2. Locally awarded verified credits conferred for English, mathematics, laboratory science, and history and social science for students entering the ninth grade for the first time in 2018–2019 or thereafter shall be as provided in 8VAC20-131-110 B 3 b.

C. Academic and career planning.

1. The requirements for academic and career planning prescribed in 8VAC20-131-140 B shall be effective beginning with the 2013–2014 academic year and through the 2017–2018 academic year.

2. The requirements for Academic and Career Plans prescribed in 8VAC20-131-140 C shall be effective beginning with the 2018–2019 academic year.

D. The application of the college, career, and civic readiness index as a school quality indicator used for accreditation shall be made no later than the 2021–2022 school year.

E. Unless otherwise specified, the remainder of this chapter shall become effective beginning with the 2018–2019 academic year.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-253.13.3 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 34, Issue 08, eff. January 11, 2018; amended, Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 19, eff. June 25, 2020.

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