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HETAC Resources

Expanded Graduation Options for Students Experiencing Homelessness in California
(Note: This file will download to your downloads folder as a Microsoft Word document)

This HETAC tip sheet provides information about expanded high school graduation options available to students experiencing homelessness under California Education Code ยง 51225.1, as amended by Assembly Bill (AB) 1806 and Senate Bill (SB) 532, and recommends best practices for implementing California’s expanded graduation options. The tip sheet also includes the following implementation tools:

  • LEA-Level Guiding Questions for Implementing California’s Expanded Graduation Options for Students Experiencing Homelessness
  • Student-Level Strategies for Implementing California’s Expanded Graduation Options
  • California Expanded Graduation Options Credit Worksheet
  • Notification of Eligibility for California Expanded Graduation Options (customizable by LEA)
  • Notification of California Expanded Graduation Option Selection (customizable by LEA)


Other Resources

California Department of Education: California High School Proficiency Examination

The California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) is a test for students who need to verify their high school-level skills. Students who pass the test receive a Certificate of Proficiency from the State Board of Education, which is equal by law to a California high school diploma. This California Department of Education (CDE) webpage provides general information about the CHSPE and information about the CHSPE fee waiver for students experiencing homelessness, including a Homeless Certification FormHomeless Certification Form Instructions, and a Homeless and Foster Youths Flyer fee waiver flyer.