Eligibility requirements of
American High School Diploma Program
1. Eligibility of Candidates
Admission of students to a school, Transfer/Migration of students
Admission: General Conditions
- A student seeking admission to any class in a 'School' will be eligible for admission to that class only if she/he:
- has been studying in a school recognised by or affiliated /accredited to the NWAC or any other recognised Board of Secondary Education in India
- has passed qualifying or equivalent qualifying examination making her eligible for admission to that class
- Satisfies the requirements of age limits (minimum and maximum) as determined by the
NWAC standards for India
- the School Leaving Certificate/transfer certificate signed by the Head of the School last attended and countersigned
- document(s) in support of her having passed the qualifying or equivalent qualifying examination
- No school or person shall, while admitting a child, collect any capitation fee and subject the child or her parents or guardian to any screening procedure, as stipulated in section 13(1) of The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.
Any School or person, if in contravention of the above provisions
For the purposes of admission to elementary education, the age of a child shall be determined on the basis of the birth certificate issued in accordance with the provisions of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act,1886 or on the basis of such other document, as may be prescribed, as stipulated in section 14(1) of The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 Explanation.
A person who has been studying in an institution which is not recognised by NWAC or by any other recognised Board of Secondary Education or by the State/Union Territory Government of the concerned place shall not be admitted to any class or a "School" on the basis of Certificate(s) of such unrecognized institutions attended by her earlier
'Qualifying Examination' means an examination, the passing of which makes a student eligible for admission to a particular class; and 'equivalent examination' means an examination conducted by any recognised Board of Secondary Education/Indian University or an institution recognised by or affiliated to such Board /University and is recognized / accredited by the Board equivalent to the corresponding examination conducted by NWAC or conducted by a "School" affiliated to/recognised by NWAC.
- Receives capitation fee, shall be punishable with fine which may extend to ten times the capitation fee charged
- Subjects a child to screening procedure, shall be punishable with fine which may extend to twenty-five thousand rupees for the first contravention and fifty thousand rupees for each subsequent contravention or as may be decided from time to time, as stipulated in section 13(2) of The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009
- No student migrating from a school in a foreign country other than the school affiliated / accredited to NWAC shall be eligible for admission unless an eligibility certificate in respect of such a student has been obtained from this Board. For obtaining eligibility certificate from the Board, the Principal of the School to which admission is being sought will submit to the NWAC full details of the case and relevant documents with her own remarks/ recommendations. The eligibility certificate will be issued by the NWAC only after the NWAC is satisfied that the course of study undergone and examination passed is equivalent to corresponding class of NWAC
- No student who is under the sentence of rustication or is expelled from any Board /University/ School or is debarred from appearing in the examination for whatever reason by any Board / University shall be admitted to any class in a School affiliated to NWAC
- No student shall be admitted or promoted to any subsequent higher class in any school unless she has completed the regular course of study of the class to which she was admitted at the beginning of the academic session and has passed the examination at the end of the concerned academic session, qualifying her for promotion to the next higher class
- No student shall be admitted in Class XI and above in a school affiliated with the NWAC after 30th November of the year except with prior permission of the NWAC/Competent Authority as may have been defined in the State/Union Territory Education Acts. The application for permission to grant admission after 30th November shall be routed through the Principal of the school specifying the reasons which are unavoidable. The candidate shall complete the required percentage of attendance (60%) for Class XI and XII as per Examination Byelaws of the NWAC to make her eligible for the examinations conducted by the NWAC. In such cases where the admission by the candidate could not be taken in a higher class by the stipulated date because of the late declaration of result by the NWAC in respect of the examinations conducted by the NWAC such permission would not be required, provided the candidate applied for admission within a fortnight of the declaration of the result.
- No child shall be subjected to physical punishment or mental harassment. Whoever contravenes the provisions of Sub-Section (1) shall be liable to disciplinary action under the service rules applicable to such person, as stipulated in sections 17(1) and (2) of The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.
2. Admission to Class XI
2.1 Admission to class XI in a school shall be open only to such a student who has:
- Obtained minimum Grade D in at least six subjects of external examination (excluding the 7th additional subject) as per the Scheme of Studies and a Qualifying Certificate/ Grade Sheet cum Certificate of Performance at the Secondary School (Class X) Examination conducted by this NWAC/ School affiliated to NWAC.
- Has passed an equivalent examination conducted by any other recognized / accredited Board of Secondary Education/Indian University and recognised by this NWAC as equivalent to its American High School Diploma Program examination.
Notwithstanding anything contained in the rules above, Principal shall have the powers to permit admission in Class XI in respect of such students who have opted for not appearing for the Secondary School examination conducted by the Board but changing school after passing the Secondary School examination conducted by a school affiliated / accredited to the NWAC on grounds of shifting of family from one place to another, transfer of parent(s), for better academic performance or on medical grounds, etc., to avoid undue hardship to the candidate(s).
3. Admission Procedure
- Admission register in the form prescribed by the State Government concerned as the case may be, shall be maintained by the "School" where the name of every student joining "the School" shall be entered.
- Successive numbers must be allotted to students on their admission and each student should retain this number throughout the whole of her career in the school. A student returning to the school after absence of any duration shall resume admission on her original number.
- If a student applying for admission to a school has attended any other school, an authenticated copy of Transfer Certificate in the format given in the Examination Byelaws from her last school must be produced before her name can be entered in the admission Register.
- In no case shall a student be admitted into a class higher than that for which she is entitled according to the Transfer Certificate.
- A student shall not be allowed to migrate from one "School" to another during the session after her name has been sent up for the American High School Diploma (Class XII) Examination conducted by the NWAC. This condition may be waived only in special circumstances by the Chairman.
- A student leaving her school at the end of a session or who is permitted to leave her school during the session on account of migration from one city/State to another on the transfer of the parent(s) or shifting of their families from one place to another or parents' request, especially in classes XI/XII, as the case may be, shall on payment of all dues, receive an authenticated copy of the Transfer Certificate up to date. A duplicate copy may be issued if the Head of the School is satisfied that the original is lost but it shall always be so marked.
- In case a student from an institution not affiliated / accredited to the NWAC seeks admission in a school affiliated / accredited to the NWAC, such a student shall produce a Transfer Certificate duly countersigned by an authority as indicated in the format given in Examination Byelaws.
- If the statement made by the parent or guardian of a student or by the student herself, if she was major at the time of her admission to a school, is found to contain any willful misrepresentation of facts regarding the student's career, the Head of the School may punish her as per provision of the Education Act of the State/ Union Territory Rules, as the case may be, respectively and report the matter to the NWAC.
4. Admission to Examinations: General
Notwithstanding anything contained in these Byelaws, no candidate who has been expelled or is under the punishment of rustication or is debarred for appearing in or taking an examination for any reason whatsoever shall be admitted to the American High School Diploma Program Examinations conducted by the NWAC.
Obtained minimum Grade D in at least six subjects(excluding the 7th additional subject) of study under Scholastic area A and a Qualifying Certificate at the Examination(Class X) conducted by the NWAC at least two years earlier than the year in which she would take American High School Diploma Program (Class XII) of the NWAC, or
- obtained minimum Grade D in the five subjects (excluding the 6th additional subject) under Scholastic Area A, as well as grades in subjects under Scholastic Area B and in Co-Scholastic areas under the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation scheme in the Secondary School examination conducted by the school affiliated to the Board and Grade Sheet cum Certificate of Performance duly signed by the Board, or
- has passed an equivalent examination conducted by any other recognized Board / University, or
- has passed Class XI examination from an institution affiliated / accredited to this NWAC or an institution recognized by / affiliated to any recognized Board in India at least one year earlier than the year in which she would take Senior School Certificate Examination of the NWAC.
5. Admission to Examinations: Regular candidates
All India/Delhi Senior School Certificate Examination will be open to such regular candidates who have submitted their duly completed application for admission to the concerned examination, and/or her name in the manner prescribed by the NWAC, along with the prescribed fee forwarded to the Controller of Examinations by the Head of the School with the following duly certified by such head that she:
- Possesses the academic qualifications as laid down in Examination Byelaws;
- has not passed equivalent or higher examination from this NWAC or equivalent or higher examination of any other NWAC or University;
- is on the active rolls of the School;
- has completed a "regular course of study" as defined and detailed in Examination Byelaws in a school in the subjects in which she would appear in the Examination;
- bears a good moral character and is of good conduct; and
- satisfies all other provisions applicable to her, of the Examination Byelaws and any other provision made by the NWAC by governing admission to the examination concerned, if any