Important Information about AB 104 Grading, and Graduation
What is Assembly Bill 104?
AB 104 is new legislation recently signed into law that includes the following provisions and rights:
- Parents/Guardians (Educational Rights Holder) of students who were enrolled in grades 8-12 during the 2020-21 school year may request to have a letter grade earned for a course changed to a Pass or No Pass on the student's transcript.
- 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.
- Parents/Guardians may request a retention conference if their child received a D, F, or No Pass grade in half or more of their classes.
How does a parent/guardian request a conference to discuss possible retention?
Parents wanting to consult on retention may contact the Educational Services Department, 951-672-2400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How does a parent/guardian or student request a grade change to Pass / No Pass?
Santa Rosa will post an application to request a grade change on the district website and also email the application to all families and students by Thursday, August 26th. Here is the link to the grade change application.
Which courses qualify for the grade changes to Pass / No Pass?
All courses taken during the 2020-21 school year qualify for the grade change to Pass / No Pass.
Is there a deadline for submitting an application for a grade change?
Per the legislation, districts may not accept requests for a grade change after 15 calendar days from the date the application is posted on our website.
What happens once the application is submitted to the district?
Once the application is received by Santa Rosa Academy, the District has 15 days to make the change on the student’s transcript and notify the family. Please note: Students who are 18 or older may submit a grade change to Pass/No Pass independently from their parent/guardian.
How does the Pass / No Pass impact Grade Point Average GPA?
As per AB 104, the change cannot negatively impact a student's GPA. When an “F” is converted to a “No Pass,” the zero points are no longer factored into the GPA. Changing a “D” or even a “C” letter grade to a “Pass” may increase a student’s GPA, depending on the GPA the student had prior to the grade change. No grade changes will be made that lower a student’s GPA. A “No Pass” grade means the student will not receive credit for the course.