Former students who did not pass exit exam now eligible for diplomas
SB 172 allows for retroactive action
Former SCUSD students who completed all graduation requirements except passage of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) may be eligible to receive a diploma retroactively.
In October, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 172 allowing K-12 districts to award diplomas to eligible students who did not pass CAHSEE, which became a graduation requirement starting with the class of 2006. The new law takes effect January 1.
Former students who believe they qualify for a diploma are asked to complete an online request form on the district’s website (www.scusd.edu/cahseediploma). Once a request is received, staff will begin researching student transcripts and graduation requirements in place when the student attended high school.