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(a) A person, including a person older than school age as determined under AS 14.03.070 and 4 AAC 06.076, who holds a certificate of achievement issued in accordance with AS 14.03.075 , may take the high school graduation qualifying examination (HSGQE) after exiting high school until the person passes the HSGQE.
(b) A district must provide an opportunity to take the HSGQE to a person who
(1) is eligible to take the HSGQE under (a) of this section;
(2) submits a written request to take the HSGQE;
(3) presents evidence that the person holds a certificate of achievement issued in accordance with AS 14.03.075 , regardless of whether the person earned the certificate in another district in the state; and
(4) pays any fees assessed under (g) of this section.
(c) Examinations administered to persons under this section must be given on the same test dates as those that the department sets under 4 AAC 06.755(a) for the administration of the HSGQE.
(d) A district shall administer the HSGQE to a person under this section in a school test center in accordance with 4 AAC 06.755(b) , (c), and (d), and shall follow the examination security requirements in 4 AAC 06.765.
(e) Only the district, or a school in the district, in which a person earned a certificate of achievement may issue a high school diploma under this section.
(f) To request a high school diploma under this section, a person must submit, to the district in which a person earned a certificate of achievement, written notification that the person has passed the HSGQE. Notification must include verification in writing by the superintendent, or the superintendent's designee, of the district that administered the HSGQE that the person passed the HSGQE, and must include the person's HSGQE scores.
(g) A district may charge the person any fee assessed under a validly adopted district policy to recover the cost to the district for administering the HSGQE under this section. A district may charge a fee each time a person takes the HSGQE. A district may charge the person any fee assessed under a validly adopted district policy to recover the costs associated with issuing a high school diploma under this section.
(h) Within 90 days after receiving notification in accordance with (f) of this section and any fees assessed under (g) of this section, a district shall issue a high school diploma to the person.
History: Eff. 3/25/2004, Register 169
Authority: AS 14.03.075
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