SAN BERNARDINO, CA-Applications are being accepted to award diplomas to men and women whose high school education was interrupted due to military service or internment in a Japanese American camp.
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 qualify for a high school diploma.
The deadline to apply for the sixth annual County Operation Recognition Veterans Diploma Project is September 26.Diplomas will be awarded to qualified applicants at a 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 and internees, who were unable to complete high school due to military service or internment, the opportunity to receive a high school diploma, according to the state education code. Veterans who served in and receivedan honorable discharge 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 to participate.
Applications can be downloaded from the County Schools’ website at 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 (909) 387-5516.For more information, contact Stacie Diaz at County Schools at (909) 386-2412.