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It is the policy of the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board that full participation in the graduation ceremony is a privilege and not a right for the individual student and his/her parents.


The privilege of graduating with one’s class from the stage on Graduation Day is governed by the following principles:


  1. Graduating seniors shall successfully complete the minimum requirements required by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) for a high school diploma as outlined in Bulletin 741, Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators.

  2. A student who is at least seventeen (17) years of age and has met the State and Pointe Coupee Parish School Board requirements for a Skills Certificate or a Graduate Equivalency Diploma while attending the Pre-GED/Skills Option Program offered at each high school.

  3. Students with Special Needs who have met Federal and State mandates for receiving a Certificate of Achievement, Skills Option Certificate or a Graduate Equivalency Diploma may (as long as no rules or laws have been violated) participate in graduation ceremonies with their class.

  4. Certification by Pointe Coupee Parish School’s administrators that the student has followed the rules and regulations of the school to such a degree that the student is worthy of the privilege of being an active participant in the graduate ceremony.

  5. High School Diplomas, Graduate Equivalency Diplomas, Skills Certificates and Certificates of Achievement will be presented to the entire class.


The student must meet all requirements before he/she is allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony.  A graduating student is held accountable for violation of any of the disciplinary policies of the School Board until completion of the graduation ceremony.  The policy above is also applicable for the Class Ring Ceremony and Class Honors Night.


Revised:  April, 2006 

Revised:  July, 2006

Revised:  June 26, 2014



Ref:     Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, §2318 and §2319, Louisiana Department of Education

Board minutes, 2-27-92, 4-23-06, 8-27-06, 6-26-14


Pointe Coupee Parish School Board