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Graduation Requirements


Class of 2023 Graduation/Commencement Ceremonies:

All RCPS 2023 high school commencement ceremonies will take place on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 6400 Woodrow Road, Lithonia, GA 30038.

Graduation Schedule

All graduations will be Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at the following times:

•  Salem High School:  10 a.m.

•  Rockdale County High School/Rockdale Magnet School:  2 p.m.

•  Heritage High School:  6 p.m. 

For more more details about graduation, please CONTACT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL (CLICK HERE).

For the RCPS School Year Calendar, please visit

Policies and Requirements

•  Graduation Requirements - Students Who Entered 9th Grade for the First Time in Fall 2013-2014.
•  Testing Out of a Class Checklist
•  Testing Out of a Class Permission Form

Helpful Information

•  Testing Dates and Grade Reporting Dates

•  Grading

•  Rockdale Virtual Campus - Online Courses

•  Open Campus - a RCPS campus focusing on high school credit recovery and graduation

•  Credit Recovery:  Each RCPS high school has credit recovery programs. Contact your school to find out more about credit recovery.

•  Local Scholarships

•  Map Your Future - Academic Rigor Map for Grades 6-12 (PDF) (Accessible RTF)

•  Map Your Future CTAE - Academic Rigor Map for CTAE Students (PDF)

Talk to your school counselor for more information about graduation requirements.