Centaur News - AB 104
Important information about grades and retention
Letter from Mrs. Pumilia, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Re: AB 104 Temporary Revisions for Grading, Graduation, and Retention
Assembly Bill 104 (AB 104) was recently passed to support students whose performance was impacted by COVID-19 in the 2020-21 school year. The legislation provides temporary policy revisions for the 2020-2021 school year in the areas of grading, graduation status, and retention.
High School Grading: The bill provides for a limited process to request that high school grades earned during the 2020-21 school year be changed from a letter grade to Pass or No Pass. This process applies only to students who attended high school during the 2020-21 school year, and the process must be completed before Monday, August 16.
The application form to request a grade change may be completed and submitted using this form. Grade change requests need to be submitted to CCHS personnel no later than August 16, 2021. Within 15 calendar days of receiving the application, you will be notified that the change to the pupil’s transcript has been made.
There is no limit on the number or type of courses eligible for a grade change. However, this only applies to high school classes and does not apply to courses taken at outside institutions.
How Grade Changes Impact College Admissions: AB 104 requires that the California State University system not penalize students for Pass/No Pass grades for admission purposes. This applies to college applicants who were enrolled in a California high school during any school year from the 2020-2021 school year to the 2023-24 school year.
Please note, some postsecondary educational institutions, including those in other states, may not accept a Pass or No Pass grade instead of a letter grade for admission purposes. If the pupil in question has applied for, or is intending to apply for admission to a postsecondary educational institution that does not appear on the this list referenced, a consultation with the Admissions office of that institution is highly recommended.
Please contact Dr. Kelli Tarvyd, CCHS Assistant Principal, Curriculum and Guidance, with any questions regarding the temporary grade change process.
Graduation Exemptions for Juniors/Seniors during 2020-21: A high school student in need of credits during their third or fourth year of high school during the 2020–21 school year, and who was not on track to graduate in the 2020–21 or 2021–22 school years will have the opportunity to complete the courses needed for graduation through a fifth year of instruction, credit recovery, or other opportunity to complete the required coursework.
K-11th Retention: Students enrolled in grades K-11th during the 2020-2021 school year and who received deficient grades for at least one-half of the pupil’s coursework in the 2020-21 academic year are eligible. Upon receiving a written request from the parent of an eligible pupil to retain the pupil for the 2021-22 school year, your child’s school will offer the parent a consultation.
For questions regarding the information in this letter, please contact:
● High School: Dr. Kelli Tarvyd, Asst. Principal, Curriculum and Instruction (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Grade Change Forms and Retention Request
Grade change requests need to be submitted to CCHS personnel no later than August 16, 2021.
The high school will process grade change forms within 15 days of receiving them. You will receive a letter and an updated report card from the high school.