California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)
The California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) is a testing program established by California law (Education Code Section 48412) for eligible students to earn the legal equivalent of a high school diploma. The CHSPE consists of two sections: an English-language Arts section and a Mathematics section. If students pass both sections of the CHSPE, the California State Board of Education will award a Certificate of Proficiency, which by state law is equivalent to a high school diploma (although not equivalent to completing all coursework required for regular graduation from high school). Passing the CHSPE does not, by itself, exempt minors from attending school. Minors who have a Certificate of Proficiency must also have verified parent/guardian permission to stop attending school.
California Code of Regulations, Title 5, requires the principal of each school that includes grades 11 and 12 to distribute to each student in those grades an announcement explaining the CHSPE.
2016-17 CHSPE ADMINISTRATION DATES:
Test Date Regular Registration Deadline (Accommodations Deadline) Late Registration Deadline (Sunday Testing Deadline) Deadline (Sunday Testing Deadline) Emergency Registration Deadline Oct. 15, 2016 Sept. 16, 2016
Sept. 30, 2016
Oct. 11, 2016
Mar. 18, 2017 Feb. 17, 2017
Mar. 3, 2017
Mar. 15, 2017
June 17, 2017 May 19, 2017 June 2, 2017
July 19, 2017