On Mar. 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law a bill permitting former high school students who completed all coursework but failed to pass one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests, the Georgia High School Writing Test or their predecessors to request a high school diploma.
Students' eligibility to receive a high school diploma pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1 will be based on the graduation requirements in effect the year they first entered ninth grade. To be considered for a high school diploma, former students may complete the petition below and submit it along with a copy of some form of photo ID by fax, by mail or in person. Petitions will also be made available in the lobby of the Jefferson City Schools Board of Education and Jefferson High School main office. After each student has completed this petition, school officials will review each case and contact the student with the results. Each petition may take up to four weeks to review. Students will be responsible for diploma fees.
Please feel free to contact the Jefferson High School Registrar with any questions about HB 91 at (706) 367 - 2881
Jefferson High School
Office of the Registrar
575 Washington Street
Jefferson, Ga. 30549
Jefferson High School Fax number: (706) 367 - 1884
Jefferson High School Phone number: (706) 367 - 2881
ResourcesJCS HB 91 Petition Document
(Fill this out to petition Jefferson to graduate under this legislation)Graduation requirements from 1994 to present HB 91 Legislation HB 91 FAQ Graduation requirements for those years prior to 1994