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  • Enrolling a Child in School in Georgia- What You Need to Know

    All children living in Georgia have the right to register to go to public school on the day an adult tries to enroll them. Once you register a child, the school must give you time to collect and provide the documents you need. This flyer lists the choices of documents you may be able to use. Content Detail

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  • You Can Still Get Your High School Diploma If You Failed a Graduation Test

    On Monday, March 30, 2015, the Governor signed a new law that provides that students will no longer be required to earn a passing score on any graduation tests to earn a high school diploma. The law also applies to students no longer enrolled. Graduates who are no longer enrolled can petition the local board of education for a diploma if the sole reason for not receiving a high school diploma was due to not passing any part of the graduation tests. The law covers all graduation tests, beginning with the Basic Skills Test which was administered to students who enrolled for the first time in grade 9 on or after July 1, 1981. Read More

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