Assembly Bill 104: Retention, Graduation Options for 12th Grade Students and Change of Grade Request
Assembly Bill 104 was signed into law July 01, 2021 to give students opportunities to counteract the impact of the pandemic on students’ academic achievement and graduation credits. There are three provisions of this law as explained below. Read the full text of AB-104.
Retention: Grades TK-11
Parents/guardians of eligible students may request information and a consultation for retaining their student. This option is only available for students who were in grades TK-Grade 11 in 2020-21 and who received deficient marks in more than half their courses. A consultation shall occur within 30 calendar days of receiving the written request for a consultation and a Horizon Charter Schools (HCS) decision will be made within 10 calendar days of the consultation meeting.
This policy is only in effect for the 2021-2022 school year.
Graduation Options: 12th Grade
Any student who was enrolled in 11th or 12th grade during the 2020-21 school year and who is not on track to graduate in four years is exempt from local district graduation requirements that are beyond the state-minimum graduation credits and course requirements. There is no action required from eligible students. HCS will contact students and the parent or legal guardian of students eligible for this interim graduation exemption process.
Change of Grade Request: High School
Parents/guardians may apply for one or more of their child’s letter grades for a course, taken during the 2020-21 school year in high school, to be changed to a Pass or No Pass on the student’s transcript. There is no limit as to the number or type of courses eligible for this grade change application. The grade change application will not negatively impact the student’s grade point average.
- HCS is required to make the change of your student’s grade from a letter grade to a Pass (A-D) or No Pass (F) within 15 days of the request and will notify the student and the student’s parent or guardian that the grade was changed.
- Absent an application to change a transcript by this date, a letter grade earned in the 2020-21 school year will remain on the student’s transcript.
- NOTE: HCS can only change the grade for a student enrolled at HCS during the 2020/2021 academic year. You will need to contact your prior school/district if you are newly enrolled in HCS for the 2021/2022 academic 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.
The grade change application must be submitted to your student’s school on or before Tuesday, September 07, 2021.