With 22,000 at Risk of Not Graduating, LAUSD Eases Graduation Requirement

The change comes to the college prep A-G requirements.

Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) previously higher graduation requirements would have prevented some 22,000 students from getting the same diploma they would have, had they attended school in a different district or charter school.

California State Universities and Universities of California currently use the A-G to gauge college preparation across the state as a matter of convenience and uniformity for in-state students.

LAUSD doubled down on these requirements years back, making it so that high school students could only get graduating credit for these classes with a “C” grade or better. Most other California schools allow graduating credit from these classes with a “D”, but California Universities will not recognize that “D” during admissions.

The LAUSD School Board unanimously voted to ease the requirements in a larger plan to invest money in other programs to help bridge achievement gaps.

For the full story on LAUSD's change, see here.

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