Graduation and Students With Disabilities


The Guidance Documents for Parents and Public Education Agencies are currently being revised to include guidance regarding Arizona’s new state assessment, AzMERIT. Beginning in Spring 2015, students will take the AzMERIT in place of the AIMS and passing test results on the AzMERIT will not be required in order to graduate with a high school diploma. See the AzMerit webpage for more information. For questions related to graduation for students with disabilities, contact Andi Asel, Secondary Transition Specialist.

  • Graduation and Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Public Education AgenciesCurrently Under Revisions
  • Graduation and Students with Disabilities: A Guide for ParentsCurrently Under Revisions


General Resources

Raising Special Kids

ADE/ESS Secondary Transition

Arizona Center for Disability Law

Arizona State Board of Education

Graduation Links on the ADE Website

High School Graduation Requirements

Useful Secondary Transition Planning Resources

Overview of the Transition Planning Process (Flowchart)  

Back to Special Education Last revision date 04/02/2013