San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, in partnership with San Bernardino County Department of Veterans Affairs, is pleased to announce the 15th annual San Bernardino County Operation Recognition Veterans Diploma Project.
This project provides an opportunity for veterans and internees whose high school education was interrupted due to military service or internment in a Japanese American camp a chance to qualify for a high school diploma to be presented with a diploma as authorized through the California Education Code. There have been more than 295 county veterans have been honored and recognized since 2009.
Veterans who served in and received an honorable discharge from World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War, or individuals who were interned in a Japanese American relocation camp are eligible to participate. If there are surviving family members of a veteran who’s meet these requirements are also encouraged to apply for posthumous recognition.
Applicants must be a current San Bernardino County resident and have been enrolled in high school prior to enlistment or internment.
Consideration for this year’s recognition, applications must be submitted by Monday, October 2, 2023, and will be notified of their status by Friday, October 6, 2023 if qualified.
To get an application, go to https://vdp.sbcss.k12.ca.us.
For assistance with verification of military service and/or discharge papers: call 866.472.8387 or 909.387.5516.
For more information, visit Schools webpage at https://vdp.sbcss.k12.ca.us/ or contact County Schools at 909.386.2412.