Understanding the Applied Studies Diploma (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)

Description:

Limitations of Applied Studies Diploma:

  • Not equivalent to a standard diploma,
  • Difficult to change to other diploma options once pursued,
  • May not qualify a child for higher education, federal financial aid and some employment opportunities,
  • Eligible for FAPE through the age of 22.

Available only for children with disabilities:

  • Complete the requirements of their IEP,
  • Do not meet requirements for Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma.

Tag(s):

Diploma Options Elementary Employment High School Individualized Education Program (IEP) Middle School Transition