Standard Diploma Credit Accommodations (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)


Credit accommodations provide alternatives for students with disabilities in earning the standard and verified credits required to graduate with a Standard Diploma.

Credit accommodations for students with disabilities may include:

  • Alternative courses to meet the standard credit requirements
  • Modifications to the requirements for locally awarded verified credits
  • Additional tests approved by the Board of Education for earning verified credits
  • Adjusted cut scores on tests for earning verified credits
  • Allowance of work-based learning experiences through career and technical education (CTE) courses


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