Transfer to a Continuation School
Board Regulation 7042
Please discuss with your student the following Los Alamitos Unified School District Administrative Regulation 7042: Student Assignment to a Continuation High School.
Students at Los Alamitos High School are required to earn 220 credits in required and elective courses in order to graduate. It is expected that students will acquire credits at the rate of approximately 30 credits per semester. Students who fail classes or do not take a full load (six classes per semester) are able to make up the needed credits by enrolling in summer school, ROP, or Adult School. Despite these opportunities, there are a number of students each year who fall progressively behind in credits and eventually do not graduate.
Students are expected to have earned a specific number of credits in order to advance to their junior and senior years at Los Alamitos High School. These guidelines are:
Timeline Minimum number of credits
- 11th grade - Start of the fall semester 95
- 11th grade - Start of the spring semester 125
- 12th grade - Start of the fall semester 155
- 12th grade - Start of the spring semester 185
According to California Education Code (Section 48432.5), a student may be involuntarily transferred to a continuation high school if the student has been habitually truant, has irregular attendance or has disciplinary problems. According to District Regulations, if a student has three or more truancies within a school year and has not earned the minimum number of credits at the specified intervals as shown above, the student will be recommended for an involuntary transfer to Laurel Continuation High School in order to receive special attention, such as individualized instruction. In addition, a Los Alamitos High School student may be recommended for a voluntary transfer to Laurel Continuation High School if the student has not earned the minimum number of credits at the specified intervals, as shown above. Any student transferred to Laurel Continuation High School will have a progress review at the end of one full semester and a recommendation will be made regarding the student's re-enrollment at Los Alamitos High School or continued enrollment at Laurel High School.