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Tenth Grade Counseling Program

Repository archive entry for the Tenth Grade Counseling Program in the Programs No Longer Administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) Section of the CDE Web site.

Added to Programs No Longer Administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) on March 30, 2016.

This information is for historical purposes only and it is possible that information contained here may not be current.

Tenth Grade Counseling Program required a systematic review of each student's academic progress and counseling regarding educational options available during the final two years of high school. Tenth Grade Counseling was established by the Hughes-Hart Educational Reform Act of 1983 (Senate Bill 813) and sections 48431.6 and 48431.7 of the Education Code, as sections 84 and 85 of Chapter 498/83, Tenth Grade Student Progress Review and Counseling. The purpose of the program was to ensure that every student, upon reaching age sixteen or prior to the end of the tenth grade, received a review of academic progress and counseling related to educational options. In November 1984, the California Department of Education ruled that program funds could be used at the eighth or ninth grade, "as long as each student receives the services prior to the end of the tenth grade." The intent of the Legislature was to provide a checkpoint for assessing student progress toward meeting graduation requirements and to broaden the educational and career options for students.

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