AB104 Information

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On Thursday, July 1, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 104 into law, and we’d like to provide you with important information on how this legislation may relate to your student. The bill contained three major provisions: retention, grading, and graduation policies. 

Below you will find information about each provision:  


In preparation for the 2021-22 school year, students will be eligible for a retention consultation if they received deficient grades for at least one-half of their coursework in 2020-21 and their parents are interested in holding them back a grade level. Deficient grades include grades of D, F, or No Pass. This temporary retention policy is in addition to any existing district retention policies. Students who were in 12th grade in 2020-21 are not eligible.    

Parents/guardians of eligible students must request the retention consultation in writing. Districts then have 30 calendar days to hold the consultation and 10 calendar days after that meeting to issue a final decision.

How to Request Retention Consultation

If you would like to request a retention consultation for your “eligible pupil” (a pupil who has received deficient grades for at least one-half of the pupil’s coursework in the 2020-21 academic year), please follow these steps:

  1. Review the Frequently Asked Questions below

  2. Print, fill out, sign, and date  the AB 104 Retention Consultation Request form. The form can be found in the FAQ's below. 

  3. Upload the filled out AB 104 Retention Consultation Request form in Parent Connect utilizing the Document Upload process. (Click here for a step by step interactive tutorial in English and Spanish or Click here for how-to guide in English and Spanish

  4. You will be contacted and a consultation meeting will be held within 30 calendar days after submitting your request

Retention Frequently Asked Questions


AB 104 permits parents of students who were in high school in 2020-21 (or the student, if they have turned 18) to request letter grades for last year be changed to Pass/No Pass on transcripts. The new law requires CSU, and encourages UC and private postsecondary institutions, to accept those grade designations without prejudice. The list of California Colleges that will accept Pass/No Pass grades in lieu of letter grades can be found HERE. Keep in mind that colleges in other states, or colleges not on this list, may not accept Pass/No Pass Grades. Consult directly with those colleges for more information.

Part of that legislation allowed for high school families to request, within a 15 day window, for any grade in the 2020-21 school year to be converted from a letter grade to a “Pass/No Pass” grade. 

Please note: the deadline to submit a grade change request form is November 19, 2021. 

  1. Download the Grade change request form.

  2. Login to Parent Connect to access student transcript to use as a reference for completing the grade change form.

  3. Parent/Guardian uploads the completed grade change request

    form in Parent Connect through the "Students Documents" app.

  4. Counselors will reach out to families to go over the requests.

  5. Parents/Guardian will receive notification once the process has been completed. This notification will be shared through Parent Connect.

If your student is no longer in CNUSD, either because they graduated or have transferred to another district, please follow the process below to request a grade change.

Depending on the school your child attended, please reach out to the site administrator below:


Site Administrator

Email Address

Centennial High School

Michelle Usher

[email protected]

Corona High School

Joe Gerez

[email protected]

Eastvale STEM Academy

Kelly Howell

[email protected]

Hybrid School of Innovation

Brad Hellickson

[email protected]


LeRoy Welch and
Erin Cole

[email protected]
[email protected]

Lee V. Pollard High School

Yvonne Wolfe

[email protected]

Norco High School

Briana Hurd

[email protected]

Orange Grove High School

Joseph Antonelli

[email protected]


Anita Shirley

[email protected]

Santiago High School

David Sanchez

[email protected]

2. The site administrator will connect you with the appropriate staff to help complete the grade change process, which includes completing and signing the Grade Change Request Form

3. Counselors will reach out to families to go over the requests and confirm email addresses that will be used to send the notification when the process has been completed.

Parents/Guardian will receive notification once the process has been completed, as well as an updated transcript reflecting the changes. This notification will be shared through a secure email notification.



AB 104 exempts 2020-21 juniors and seniors from high school graduation requirements beyond statewide requirements if they are not on track to graduate in four years and requires school districts to provide opportunities for juniors and seniors to meet statewide graduation requirements through, among other avenues, a fifth year of high school. 

Please contact your school site with any additional questions you may have.