(a) As provided in Section 300.102(a)(3)(i) of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, an individual with exceptional needs who graduates from high school with a regular high school diploma is no longer eligible for special education and related services.
(b) For purposes of this section and Section 56026, a "regular high school diploma" means a diploma conferred on a pupil who has met all local and state high school graduation requirements.
(c) As used in this section, and in accordance with Section 300.102(a)(3)(iv) of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations, "regular high school diploma" does not include an alternative degree that is not fully aligned with the academic standards of the State of California, such as a certificate or a General Educational Development credential (GED).
(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 454, Sec. 2.)