House Bill 91 - Georgia High School Graduation Tests No Longer Required for Diploma
Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 into law on Monday, March 30, at noon. This law retroactively eliminates the Georgia High School Graduation Test as a requirement for students who have taken the test since 1994 when it was established. In 2011, State Board Rule eliminated the test as a requirement for graduation, but that elimination did not extend to students who had already taken the test.
The law covers all graduation tests, beginning with the Basic Skills Test that was administered to students who enrolled for the first time in ninth grade on or after July 1, 1981 and extending to the Georgia High School Graduation Tests and the Georgia High School Writing Test which began in 1994.
Former Wayne County students who would like to petition for their diplomas need to complete a form petitioning the Wayne County Board of Education. These forms are available at the Wayne County Board of Education office at 555 South Sunset Blvd. or can be downloaded from this site (see below). Business hours are 8:00 – 4:30.
There is no deadline for petitioning for diplomas.