High School Diploma Law and Legal Definition
A diploma awarded for the completion of high school is a high school diploma. High school diploma is considered the minimum education required for government jobs and higher education in the U.S. High school refers to school which contains any grade above eight.
The high school diploma is the evidence of successfully completing the basic education required by law for youths. Thus the presentation of the high-school diploma is an adulthood rite. High school graduation is the ceremony in which the students are awarded the high school diploma.
High school diploma is equal to General Educational Development. However, general education students passing 12th grade by obtaining enough credits or by completing all core courses and not meeting the standard graduation requirements will not receive a high school diploma. They only receive a certificate of attendance.