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Students Graduation Prior to 1981:
Students enrolled in the 9th grade after July 1, 1981 and did not receive a diploma for the sole reason of not passing the Basic Skills Test, Georgia High School Graduation Tests, or Georgia High School Writing Test, you may now qualify for your high school diploma under the provisions of recently passed legislation.
On March 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 to create O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1, which eliminates the requirement of the Basic Skills Test, the Georgia High School Graduation Test, and the Georgia High School Writing Test to receive a diploma. Therefore, a student who is no longer enrolled in a Georgia public school and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma or was denied graduation solely for failing to achieve a passing score on one or more portions of the state required tests may petition the local board of education in which he or she was last enrolled to determine eligibility to receive a high school diploma pursuant to the provisions set forth in House Bill 91 (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1).
Applicants must submit a petition form and a copy of your picture ID to the Miller County Board of Education to begin the process of investigating eligibility under HB91. The petitions are availablewww.miller.k12.ga.us or at the Miller County Board of Education Office located at 96 Perry Street, Colquitt, GA 39819. There is no deadline for submitting a petition; however, it could take possibly up to 30 days to complete the process. Please contact Elizabeth Crawford (229-758-5592) if you have specific questions regarding the petition process or eligibility.