Department of Defense Education Activity

PCS / Withdrawal


The memo from our Area Director concerning the Early Withdrawal Policy is available upon request from the KHS Main Office. If a student is withdrawn from school due to PCS orders, they are eligible for the Acceleration of Semester Credit. If a student is withdrawn from Kinnick High School for other reasons, they are eligible for a Transfer of their Grades-to-Date.


Per DoDEA Regulation 2095.01, School Attendance, the Principal may authorize an accelerated withdrawal of a student due to a permanent change-of-station (PCS) move. To receive full Carnegie credit for the semester, acceleration must take place within the last twenty (20) school days of the semester.

"Accelerating" means that the student will complete ALL semester assignments and exams prior to departure. In order for the student to receive full Carnegie credit for the semester, the sponsor and student must:

  1. Inform the school at least one month prior to the student's last day so that teachers have adequate time to prepare accelerated study plans and so that students have adequate time to prepare for mastery of curriculum content.
  2. Complete the Withdrawal/Transfer paperwork from the School Registrar.
  3. Submit verification to the School Registrar of the date that the student will depart from school (e.g., permanent change-of-station orders).
  4. Successfully complete an accelerated study program outlined by each teacher involved.

This policy is not intended to apply to, or be extended for, the convenience of family travel, visits, or other discretionary reasons. This policy is only for PCS moves.


If a student is withdrawn at any time prior to the end of the semester without orders for PCS, they will receive their grades as of the time of their departure, or their “grades-to-date.” These withdrawal grades do not include semester credit for their course(s).

Parents are reminded that students who are not PCS’ing will not be allowed to receive semester credit if they leave prior to the end of the semester (e.g., holiday travel, vacations, weddings, birthdays, graduations, etc.), nor are they allowed to take exams early.