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GRADE CHANGES NOTIFICATION

August 2, 2021

RE: High School Grade Changes Notification for the 2020-21 Academic Year

Dear LBHS Parents,

Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 104 in July 2021 with the intention to lessen some of the impact COVID-19 had during the 2020-21 school year by temporarily modifying grading practices. The bill provides, for a limited time, a 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 August 16, 2021.

Process for Requesting a Grade Change

To be eligible for a grade change, the student must have been enrolled in high school in the 2020-21 academic year.  To request a letter grade to be changed to a Pass or No Pass grade, please complete and return the following AB 104 Grade Change Request Form by August 16, 2021. Completed forms should be emailed to Ellen Oxales, eoxales@lbusd.org, or dropped off to the LBHS Registrar. Any application received after that date will be rejected, pursuant to the legal requirements of the legislation. The school will change the transcript and notify the student and the student’s parent or guardian within 15 days of receiving the student’s application via email. 

Important Information Regarding Potential Impact of Grade Changes on College Admissions

Assembly Bill 104 requires that the California State University system not penalize students for Pass/No Pass grades for admission purposes for any applicant who was enrolled in a California high school during any school year from the 2020-21 school year to the 2023-24 school year. This requirement does not apply to the University of California, private postsecondary educational institutions in California, or any public or private postsecondary educational institution outside of California. A list of postsecondary educational institutions in California that have indicated they will not penalize students for Pass/No Pass grades for admission purposes may be found at www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/ps/ab104surveyresults.asp.

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 student in question has applied for or is intending to apply for admission to a postsecondary educational institution that does not appear on the list noted above, a consultation with the Admissions office of that institution is highly recommended.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Chad Mabery, Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services

Dr. Jason Allemann, LBHS Principal