When students are absent due to educational disruption, schools provide instructional materials so that students can continue making academic progress. For students in interim placements, the school may instead execute an Academic Programming Agreement and accept credits and work from the interim placement once the student returns to school.
Students experiencing educational disruption should have a current School Work Recognition Plan in place that outlines how they will be able to stay on track toward their learning goals. For students aged 16-20, the School Work Recognition Plan must include a description of what the student must do in order to qualify for high school graduation.
Four (4) years or the equivalent in standards achievement
- Social Studies & History
Two (2) years or the equivalent in standards achievement, including American history, government, civics, and personal finance
Two (2) years of the equivalent in standards achievement
Two (2) years of the equivalent in standards achievement, including one year of laboratory study
- Fine Arts
One (1) year or the equivalent in standard achievement.
If you believe you, or a student in your care, qualifies for the Maine Department of Education Diploma, please fill out the "Pre-Qualification for Diploma". Once you find out you are qualified to apply, download the "Guidelines for Preparing to Apply for a Disrupted Diploma". The document will let you know about the paperwork, information, and resources you will need for filing the "Maine Department of Education - Educational Disruption Diploma".
Jason C. Libby, Ph.D.
Education Pathways and Early College