Most PEP students graduate the June after their 22nd birthday. Students are eligible for graduation when the following conditions are met:

  1. The student must have reached his/her eighteenth birthday.

  2. The student must have met Buncombe County and State requirements for Certification of Attendance (completed 4 years of high school and accumulated 28 credits).

  3. Requests for early graduation should be made by student/parent in writing.

  4. Requests will be considered by the IEP team (including parents) to determine:

    a. if student would benefit from further schooling.

    b. objectives the student must meet before graduation.

  5. The IEP team will meet as needed to review the student's progress and will make a graduation decision as a team based on parent and student wishes.