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AB 104 - Retention and Grade Change

We know that the pandemic has presented challenges for many students. Ivy Academia has set many interventions in place for the 21-22 school year in order to bridge learning gaps. Some of these options include 1:1 tutoring, intervention courses, summer school and additional counseling. Please contact our main office for information about these offerings.


Assembly Bill 104 offers additional options to families to advocate for the academic success of their child(ren). The bill provides options for:


  • Changes in letter grades to pass/no pass for students who took high school coursework or high school prerequisite coursework in the 20-21 school year;
  • Grade level retention request (Dependent on consultation with the retention request committee.);
  • Exemption from certain graduation requirements or an additional year of high school for students in grades 11 or 12 for the 20-21 and 21-22 school years.

The form for pass/no pass requests is available on the Ivy Academia website through this link or may be requested from the main office by calling 818.716.0771. You will submit the completed form to Mr. Kuhny, TK-12 Principal, by appointment at the main office or emailing it to academics@iatk12.org. Families have until September 22nd to submit the grade change request to pass/no pass. Once received, families will receive notification of the grade change within 15 days of receipt of the request.


If you believe that retaking a grade level is applicable to your student, please submit a written request to Mr. Kuhny, TK-12 Principal, by appointment at the main office or email to academics@iatk12.org. The review process will then be initiated and a consultation will be scheduled with the retention request committee comprised of parent/guardian(s), student, administrator(s), counselor and the corresponding grade level teacher. The consultation meeting will be scheduled within 30 days of receiving the request and a decision will be provided in writing within 10 days of the consultation.


If your student was a junior this past school year and you believe they may be eligible for exemption from certain graduation requirements, please submit a written request to Ms. Embry, Counselor, via email at academics@iatk12.org or by appointment through the main office. The review process will then be initiated and an academic counseling session will be scheduled with the student and parent/guardian(s).


At Ivy Academia, we want to work collaboratively to ensure we are doing what is best for every individual student and their learning. If you would like any additional information about any of the above, please contact our main office or email academics@iatk12.org.  

For the 2020–21 through 2023–24 school year, the following postsecondary institutions that will accept, for admission purposes, a transcript with a Pass or No Pass grade instead of a letter grade for an applicant pursuant to Education Code Section 49066.5(b).

Official Postsecondary Institution Name

California State University Schools:

  • California State University, Bakersfield
  • California State University Channel Islands
  • California State University, Chico
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • California State University, East Bay
  • California State University, Fresno
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • Humboldt State University
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • California State University Maritime Academy
  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • California State University, Northridge
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • San José State University
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • California State University San Marcos
  • Sonoma State University
  • California State University, Stanislaus

University of California (UC) Schools:

  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Los Angeles
  • UC Merced
  • UC Riverside
  • UC San Diego
  • UC San Francisco
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • UC Santa Cruz

Private Universities:

  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Biola University
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • Pacific Oaks College
  • Saint Mary's College of California
  • Holy Names University
  • Pitzer College
  • University of La Verne
  • Westmont College
  • Santa Clara University
  • University of Saint Katherine
  • University of Southern California
  • ArtCenter College of Design
  • California Baptist University
  • University of San Francisco
  • La Sierra University
  • Mount Saint Mary's University
  • Stanford University
  • Azusa Pacific University