Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
5/21/2021 - 7:00 PM  
Teaching, Learning and Leadership  
Waivers and Flexibility in Meeting Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2021  
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
IA - Instructional Goals and Objectives  
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable):
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Agenda Item Summary:
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Virginia Board of Education (VBOE) have provided waivers and flexibility for schools and school divisions due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These waivers and flexibility include items specifically targeted towards the class of 2021 (seniors):
State-Level Waivers and Relief Measures in Effect

The class of 2021 is defined as any student who has attained senior (12th grade) status during the 2020-21 school year with an ability to graduate by August of 2021. It is important to note that these guidelines only apply to seniors as defined above and do not apply to underclassmen. School counselors and administrators at T.C. Williams High School and Chance for Change Academy are applying these waivers and flexibility to help ACPS seniors graduate on time.
The Superintendent recommends that the School Board review the information within this brief.  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Terri H. Mozingo - Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:  
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. - Superintendent