COVID-19 Class of 2020

Resources for the Class of 2020


As a graduating senior, we understand you have many questions about the COVID-19 crisis and how it will affect you. We will do our best to provide you with timely information. Please check back for additional information for high school seniors related to COVID-19. 

Virtual Graduation Ceremony Information

Each Sac City Unified High School will have access to Jostens Virtual Commencement Center, and their graduation teams will create virtual graduations that reflect who they are. Jostens created a mock virtual ceremony video so seniors and their families can get a better idea of what the virtual graduation might look like. 

The virtual graduation ceremonies may include speakers, music, presentation of the class, diplomas, and movement of the tassel. Schools will have a three-step process: 

  • Platform: A variety of technology platforms to help realize virtual graduation goals. 
  • Program: Exclusive virtual commencement content including celebrity commencement speeches, official class song, and more. 
  • Diploma Presentation: Creative ways to present our student’s diplomas safely. 

Each school with graduating high school seniors will be communicating with families about more details of when and how to view the virtual ceremony, dates and times for cap and gown pick-ups, and distribution of diplomas. Please look out for these communications and contact your school site should you have any questions. 

Graduation Requirements

California Department of Education FAQs on Grading and Graduation Requirements

College Board Coronavirus Updates: SAT & AP Testing

College Board: Support for AP Students Affected by School Closures

ACT Test: Student and Parent Resources

College Admissions

California Department of Education:  College Admissions, Grading, and Grad Requirements

California Colleges: Up-to-date information and resources for California students

University of California Admission Standards 

The University of California system has temporarily relaxed admissions standards for both newly admitted students and prospective high school and community college students to account for changes in instruction methods, grading and administration of standardized tests.

UC campuses will provide maximum flexibility to students who need more time to meet registration, deposit and transcript deadlines. The university also expects to work with students to adjust financial aid packages if family financial circumstances have suddenly changed.

To serve students and their families during this crisis, UC has enacted these temporary measures, which are explained in detail in an online FAQ

UC Campuses Virtual Programs for Admitted Students

California State University (CSU) Resources

CSU Responds to Coronavirus Outbreak

CSU Campuses

Sacramento City College/Los Rios Community College District

Sacramento City College: Coronavirus Impact on College Services

How to Apply

California Community Colleges

COVID-19 Student Resources

Financial Aid and Scholarships Information

Federal Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website

Federal Student Aid -Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents FAQs

Sacramento Unified School District Scholarship Deadline

The deadline for applying for the district’s scholarship program has been extended to Friday, May 22. District Scholarships are available for SCUSD students who attend a district or dependent charter school. For questions or additional information call (916) 643-9293 or email us at

College and Scholarship Resources

United College Action Network (UCAN)

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

Mexican Consulate (Sacramento)

Campaign for College Opportunity

South East Asia Resource Action Center

Youth Development Support Services Mentors