Graduation Pathways for Students with Disabilities

Graduation Pathways

While most students with disabilities in Louisiana will pursue a traditional pathway to a high school diploma, certain students with disabilities who have an IEP have alternative pathways to a diploma available to them.

  • Students at the high school level who are eligible under Act 833 (2014) can pursue a standard high school diploma by meeting standard graduation requirements through alternate means.
  • Students at the high school level who are assessed on Louisiana Alternate Assessment Level 1 (LAA 1) can pursue a diploma pathway by meeting alternate requirements.

Resources are available which can assist both educators and families in planning and implementing a successful high school experience for students with disabilities who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

Graduation Pathways