With the implementation of Assembly Bill 2160, California public high schools are required to submit a CalGrant high school Grade Point Average (GPA) for all graduating seniors, unless the student or parent has opted out of the submission process.
California Education Code section 69432.9 requires the school district or charter school, no later than October 15 of a pupil’s grade 12 academic year, to notify, in writing, each grade 12 pupil and his or her parent or guardian that the pupil will be deemed a CalGrant applicant unless the pupil is opted out prior to the high school’s submission of the GPAs to the Commission. Students who do not opt out will have their GPA submitted to the California Student Aid Commission to be considered for a CalGrant award.
Each NUSD High School is provided a CalGrant opt-out form with instructions on site letterhead. Sites are responsible for the communication of the CalGrant Opt Out procedures prior to the October 15 deadline.
Research & Data will assist High School Principals and site teams by preparing electronic site specific GPA reporting files with appropriate data fields. Sites will ensure all students/families who have reported the desire to Opt Out will have their data removed from the site file before submission. These reports will be made available to sites no later than February 15, 2016 for review and submission. Sites are responsible for electronically filing (submitting) the electronic reports in the CalGrant/Web Grant system no later than March 1, 2016.