On July 21, 2021 Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill AB 104 in an attempt to address student learning loss during the 2020-21 school year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This bill authorizes parents/guardians of students in grades 9-11 who were enrolled in a high school course during the 2020-21 school year (or students, if 18 years or older) to request a grade change. Eligible individuals may apply to the student’s district to change the letter grade on the student transcript to Pass or No Pass. Districts are not allowed to limit the number or type of courses eligible for the grade change, and the grade change cannot negatively impact the student’s grade point average. The bill also requires the California State University and requests the University of California and private colleges to accept Pass or No Pass grades on a student’s transcript for those courses taken during the 2020-21 school year.
Application to request a grade change link: https://bit.ly/LUHSDgradechangeform2020
List of postsecondary educational institutions that will accept Pass or No Pass grades on the student’s transcript for admission purposes: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/ps/ab104surveyresults.asp