SCUSD to help former students receive retroactive diplomas

Press release

December 16, 2015 (Sacramento):  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 ( Once a request is received, staff will begin researching student transcripts and graduation requirements in place when the student attended high school.