On October 7, 2015, Governor Brown signed Sentate (SB)172 suspending the California High School Equivalency Exam (CAHSEE) for the 2015-16 , 2016-17, and 2017-18 school years. This law also requires that Local Education Agencies (LEA) grant diplomas to any student who completed the 12th grade in the 2003-04 school year or later and has met the necessary graduation requirements other than passing the CAHSEE. Since the law takes effect January 1, 2016, LEA's will not issue the diplomas until after this date.
In addition, SB172 requires that the Superintendent of Public Instruction convene an advisory group to recommend options for continuing an exit exam in the future or to offer alternative pathways to meet graduation requirements.
The El Dorado County Office of Education is pleased to offer courses for adults to meet their various educational needs. Founded in March, 2006 the program continues to expand and grow by addressing the needs in our county. The program offers classes from El Dorado Hills to Lake Tahoe. All of the courses currently offered by the El Dorado County Office of Education, Adult Education Program are free of charge and are funded by state apportionment. The Program is a consortium of the Black Oak Mine and Lake Tahoe Unified School Districts. The courses are open to any person 18 years of age or older.