High School Diplomas for Veterans
Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.0251, provides for a school district to issue a high school diploma to certain veterans. An eligible applicant is one who (a) is or was an honorably discharged member of the armed forces of the United States; (b) was scheduled to graduate from high school after 1940 and before 1975 or after 1989; and (c) left school after completing Grade 6 or higher, but before graduating from high school, to serve in World War II; the Korean War; the Vietnam War; the Persian Gulf War; the Iraq War; the war in Afghanistan; or any other war formally declared by the United States, military engagement authorized by the United States Congress, military engagement authorized by a United Nations Security Council resolution and funded by the United States Congress, or conflict authorized by the president of the United States under the War Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 United States Code (U.S.C.) §1541 et seq.). A veteran or person acting on behalf of a deceased veteran should use this form to request a high school diploma. The completed form and required documentation must be submitted to the local school district where the veteran was last enrolled. This form is also available at http://www.tea.state.tx.us.