Dear Springs Charter Schools Parents, Guardians, and Students,
The state of California recently passed legislation to make things a little easier for our post-pandemic high school students.
Assembly Bill (AB) 104 allows parents, guardians, or students 18 years of age or older who were enrolled in a high school course during the 2020-21 school year to apply to change a letter grade (A, B, C, D, or F) earned for a course to a Credit (A, B, C, D) or No Credit grade on their official transcript.
If you would like to apply for a grade change, please complete the Grade Change Application by Friday, August 20, 2021 and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be notified of the completed grade change within 15 days. If you have any questions about the process or whether a change may benefit your student, please contact your school counselor.
Many colleges and universities in California (including all Cal State schools and many UCs) have agreed to accept Credit/No Credit grades.
Click here to find the complete list of colleges HERE.
Keep in mind, Credit/No Credit grades will not be part of a students’ GPA calculations. Some colleges and universities, including those in other states, may not accept Credit or No Credit grades in place of letter grades for admission purposes. We recommend that parents, guardians, or students contact potential schools directly to ask about their specific policies for admissions.
AB 104 also offers students who earned grades of D, F, or Incomplete (I) in at least one-half of their coursework during the 2020-21 school year the opportunity to repeat the same grade level during the 2021-2022 year. Springs Charter Schools are mastery-based and students ALWAYS have the opportunity to complete any incomplete courses during the following year while maintaining their current grade level. Springs Charter School is also providing last year’s 12th grade students additional opportunities to earn their diploma, including taking a 5th year of high school. If you are interested in any of these possibilities, please contact your student’s school counselor to discuss this option.
Thank you for supporting and propelling your high school student to success!