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Retroactive Diplomas

WE FOUND A RETROACTIVE DIPLOMA CANDIDATE -- Mr. Richard Allen (Al) Seaberry!

On September 9, 2016 the Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) honored former student (1948-1950) and United Stated Navy / Korean War Veteran, Mr. Richard Allen (Al) Seaberry, with a retroactive high school diploma. He was presented his diploma during a special halftime graduation ceremony at Huntington Beach High School's (HBHS) varsity football game.  Similar to the school’s graduation ceremony held every June, Mr. Seaberry’s was rich with tradition including pomp and circumstance, an Oiler-colored cap and gown, cheering loved ones in attendance, a short speech from HBHS Principal, Daniel Morris, and an overall momentous evening.

Follow the links belows to see local news coverage of the night's events:

Fox 11 Newshttp://www.foxla.com/news/local-news/204139644-story
CBS 9 Newshttp://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/09/09/65-years-later-korean-war-veteran-gets-high-school-diploma-at-halftime-of-alma-maters-football-game/
Pictured above, Mr. Richard Allen Seaberry (middle) was overwhelmed with excitement, joy, and a sense of pride after he was presented his retroactive high school diploma on September 9, 2016 from Huntington Beach High School.  Mr. Seaberry is pictured with (left to right) Board of Trustees Vice President, Dr. Michael Simons, Board of Trustees President, Dr. Duane Dishno, Huntington Beach High School Principal, Daniel Morris, and Huntington Beach High School Mascot, Derrick the Oiler.

OUR SEARCH

Following a revision to Board Policy (BP) 6146.1 (attached right), the district may retroactively grant a high school diploma to a former Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) student who is:

A) an honorably discharged veteran of World War II, the Korean War, or the Vietnam War who was enrolled in our school district immediately preceding his/her military service and he/she did not receive a diploma because his/her education was interrupted due to this service,
          -or-
B)
any veteran who entered the military service of the United States (following the Vietnam War) while he/she was enrolled in our school district in grade 12 and who had completed the first half of the work required for grade 12, but did not receive a diploma because his/her education was interrupted due to this service,
          -or-
C)
a former student who was interned by order of the federal government during World War II and did not receive a diploma because his/her education was interrupted due to this internment.

The District is very eager to talk to individuals that meet the above guidelines, as we wish to award applicable veterans or persons who were federally interned with a much-deserved retroactive diploma.  If the above guidelines apply to you or someone you know, please call or email the District's Public Information Coordinator at (714) 903-7000 ext. 4226 or agriffiths@hbuhsd.edu.

We look forward to hearing from retroactive diploma candidates!

HBUHSD School Sites

  • Coast High School - 17231 Gothard St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647
  • Edison High School - 21400 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, CA 92646
  • Fountain Valley High School - 17816 Bushard St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
  • Huntington Beach Adult School - 17231 Gothard St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647
  • Huntington Beach High School - 1905 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
  • Marina High School - 15871 Springdale St., Huntington Beach, CA 92649
  • Ocean View High School - 17071 Gothard St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647
  • Valley Vista High School - 9600 Dolphin Ave., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
  • Westminster High School - 14325 Goldenwest St., Westminster, CA 92683
Do you think you or someone you know qualify to receive a retroactive diploma?  We would love to hear from you!

Call: (714) 903-7000 ext. 4226
-or-
Email: agriffiths@hbuhsd.edu
Board Policy (BP) 6146.1
Retroactive Diploma Flyer