Colquitt County - A new rule at the school says if students don't complete all required areas, they can't participate in the ceremony. For the first time, Colquitt County Seniors must complete all 22 credits, and pass all five parts of the graduation assessment test in order to walk on graduation day.
Principal Bob Jones says, "There's a statement that we actually say at the graduation ceremony that we hereby certify that all in attendance have met all requirements under the Colquitt County board of education, the state board of education and the state of Georgia and in reality, that wasn't really true."
Students who do not receive their diplomas Saturday will have a chance to complete course-work or retake the Graduation test over the summer. A separate graduation ceremony will be held for students who meet those requirements.