Men and women whose high school education was interrupted due to military service or internment in a Japanese American camp, are eligible to apply for a diploma under a program operated by San Bernardino County. In partnership with the County Department of Veterans Affairs, the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools is offering an opportunity to provide veterans and internees who quality, with a high school diploma.
The deadline to apply is September 26. This will be the sixth year the county has offered this special program and each year veterans who have served their country come forward. Diplomas will be awarded to qualified applicants at a special presentation in November. Applicants will be notified of their status and qualified applicants will be provided with the date, time and location of the presentation.
Operation Recognition Veterans Diploma Project provides veterans with the opportunity to receive a high school diploma, according to the state education code. Veterans who served in, and received an honorable discharge e from World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War, or individuals who were interned in a Japanese American relocation camp and are San Bernardino County residents are eligible to participate. There is no charge.
Applications can be downloaded from the county schools’ website at: http://vdp.sbcss.k12.ca.us/ for assistance with verification of military service and/or discharge papers, contact the County Department of Veterans Affairs at (866) 472-8387 or call (909) 387-5516.
For more information contact Stacie Diaz at County Schools at (909) 386-2412.