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HB 91: Elimination of Georgia High School Graduation Test

An individual (hereinafter referred to as “Student”) no longer enrolled in a Georgia public school who previously failed to receive a high school diploma in this state or was denied graduation solely for failing to achieve a passing score on one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests or its predecessor or the Georgia High School Writing Test or its predecessor may petition the local board of education in which he or she was last enrolled to determine the student’s eligibility to receive a high school diploma pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20 – 2-281.1 based on the graduation requirements in effect when the student first entered ninth grade. If submitting a petition by mail, include a scanned/copied image of your government-issued photo identification.  Incomplete information may delay processing. 

Submit a complete, signed form of petition by mail or in person to:

Pierce County Schools

Sarah McIntosh, Director of Student Services

834 East Main Street

Blackshear, Georgia  31516

After records are reviewed, the Superintendent will approve and present petition to the Pierce County Board of Education at the next scheduled Board of Education meeting.  The petitioner will be notified in writing.