While early graduation is not recommended for the majority of students, it is an option for a select few. Students may graduate early, after 7 semesters if the following requirements have been met:
- Applications must be submitted to the guidance office prior to the student’s 7th semester, and approved by the high school principal.
- A conference with the student’s parents and the guidance counselor is held.
- The student must have completed all requirements for graduation as set forth by the Board of Education and the Illinois State Board of Education.
Students who choose to graduate early are permitted to return to participate in the graduation ceremony or their diploma may be mailed to them.
Early graduates must take full responsibility to make arrangements with the high school office for anything pertaining to the graduation ceremony (announcements, cap and gown, etc).