HB91 Elimination of Georgia High School Graduation Test



HB91 Public Announcement


O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1 (HB91) Elimination of Georgia High School Graduation Test

On Mar. 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law a bill permitting former high school students who completed all coursework but failed to pass one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests, the Georgia High School Writing Test, or their predecessors to request a high school diploma.


Students' eligibility to receive a high school diploma pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1 will be based on the graduation requirements in effect the year they first entered ninth grade.  



  • All academic course requirements for graduation were completed with a passing grade.
  • Student previously failed to receive a high school diploma solely for failing to achieve a passing sore on the GHSGT, GHSWT, or their predecessors.
  • The academic requirements were completed at Crisp County High School.


In compliance with HB91, Crisp County School System has made petitions readily available to former students.  Petitions are located on the district website [www.crispschools.org] and Crisp County High School’s website [http://crisp.ga.cch.schoolinsites.com] as well as in CCHS’s Guidance Office and in the lobby of the Crisp County Board of Education.  Students petitioning for a high school diploma must submit a complete and sign a petition form through mail or in person to:  Crisp County High School, ATTN:  Guidance Department, 2402 Cougar Alley, Cordele, GA 31015.