Former students who did not pass exit exam now eligible for diplomas
SB 172 allows for retroactive action

e-Connections Post

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 became effective January 1.

Former students who believe they qualify for a diploma are asked to complete an online request form on the district’s website ( Once a request is received, staff will begin researching student transcripts and graduation requirements in place when the student attended high school.