Certificate of Proficiency/High School Equivalency



The Governing Board desires that every student have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma through successful completion of class work and State mandated Exit Exams.

The Board, however, must point out that the California Legislature has provided two alternatives to the high school diploma: (1) the High School Equivalency Certificate for individuals eighteen [18] or older, and (2) the Certificate of Proficiency for persons sixteen [16] or older or who have been in the 10th grade for a year or who are currently enrolled in the final semester of 10th grade. The California Department of Education may grant these certificates to individuals who pass the performance tests established by the Department.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that District requirements relative to these alternatives to high school graduation are fulfilled.

Legal Reference:
Education Code
48400-48403 Persons subject to compulsory continuation education
48410 Persons exempt from continuation classes
48412 Certificate of Proficiency; examination fees
48413 Enrollment in continuation classes
48414 Reenrollment in District
Code of Regulations, Title 5
11520 Definitions
11521 Placement on pupil transcript
11522 Requirements for exemption from school attendance form
11523 Requirement to make examination announcements
11530 High School Equivalency Certificate

First Reading: 12/8/04

Governing Board Adoption: 1/12/05

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