Non high school grads eligible for diploma after graduation test law reversed

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Remember the graduation test, the final test that Georgia high school students had to take and pass in order to get that diploma?

The Georgia General Assembly did away with the test a couple of years ago, but it wasn't until this year that lawmakers reversed the law requiring students to pass the test in order to receive their diploma.

So for those of you who didn't pass and never graduated, even as far back as 1981, are now eligible to apply for your diploma.

This applies to folks statewide. School officials in Chatham County are partnering with the Chamber of Commerce because more than 1,000 students are eligible for their diploma with will open up more career and job opportunities.

"This has become an obstacle for folks. They haven't gotten that diploma. They haven't gotten that opportunity for further advancement within their work or the opportunity to go further with school, so getting that diploma and getting that word out is important," said Bill Hubbard, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about how to apply for you diploma, click here.

To visit the SCCPSS website, click here.

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