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    2020-21 Start Smart Course Registration

    A new permit must be purchased each school year in order to park in any of the school’s parking lots.  Purchasing the permit requires 3 steps: 

    1.  Completion of the free one-hour California Highway Patrol online Start Smart traffic safety class by student and their parent/guardian.  See more details below regarding this requirement.

    The Start Smart Program has been redesigned for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19 restrictions.  The online course with a live CHP presenter will be one hour in length.

    Currently, students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 can participate in these online courses. 

    Students who have not previously attended a Start Smart course must attend one of the three sessions to be eligible to purchase a parking pass at their high school. 

    One parent or guardian must attend the class with the student.  For additional information, please refer to the Start Smart webpage: The student must complete this form using their SRVUSD email.

    There will be three sessions held via Google Meet:

    - Wednesday, April 14 from 3:30-4:30pm

    - Wednesday, April 28 from 3:30-4:30pm

    - Thursday, May 6 from 3:30-4:30pm

    2. Complete and submit the Parking Permit Form

    3.Pick up your Parking Permit from Peggy Conklin in the CHS front office.


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    Independent Study PE

    Independent Study in Physical Education (ISPE) is an option to complete physical education credits approved by the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. ISPE affords students the opportunity to extend physical education learning activities beyond the school campus and regular school hours. ISPE allows the student advanced study in activities not normally available in the District’s physical education program. All students must work 1 on 1 with a certified coach and meet one of the following criteria: **Student is an exceptionally gifted athlete who is competing at the regional, state, or national competition level within the school year in an individual sport. No team sports are permitted. **Student has an impacted schedule due to a special academic support program. **Student wishes to take an advanced level PE program that the school is not offering. If you are interested in this program to complete your PE credits, please click on the link below to find out more information! Application deadline: Friday, March 26, 2021.



    AP Exam update 

    AP exam info

    Advanced Placement (AP®) Exam Late registration and purchase re-opens January 20 and extends to midnight on March 5. Late fees apply to exam registrations that missed the applicable Fall registration deadlines. Complete registration requires enrollment in the College Board MyAP system as well as submission of a corresponding payment. To add an exam or initiate a late order, visit the payment portal for your school listed below:


    The registration/purchase window for SRVUSD Independent Study (exam only) exams opens February 22nd and extends through February 26th at midnight. Check back here for further information which will be available after February 1st.

    AP IS

    SRVUSD District students who are studying Advanced Placement course curricula on an independent or self-study basis may make arrangements for their exams during the last week of February, from the 22nd through the 26th. 

    1. Go to this link  to fill out a payment form and submit payment for the exam(s) you wish to take. 
    2. Locate the SRVUSD IS Student AP Exam Payment Form
    3. After you have paid for your exam, you will receive a join code by email that you will use to join your particular exam section and activate your exam. If you do not have a MyAP account, go to this link to open one.
    4. Sign in to your MyAP account to join the SRVUSD IS test section and register for the exam. Follow directions on those pages.

    If you need assistance with your exam purchase, contact If you have questions about the SRVUSD Independent Study exams, please contact Sue Threatt at


    District students who are enrolled in Advanced Placement classes at their schools and missed the Fall deadline for AP exam registration and purchase may purchase their exams with a late fee, from January 20 through March 5th. Visit the payment portal for your school to submit payment.

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    Exams for which a late payment is submitted will be manually activated on MyAP by your school coordinator once payment is confirmed received. Please contact your school’s AP Coordinator if you have questions.


    Peer Tutoring During Student Support Period

    We are happy to announce that peer tutoring is now offered during Student Support period on Tuesdays through Fridays! Students from Academic Leadership are available to tutor in a wide variety of subjects and are looking forward to helping their fellow Grizzlies.


    To sign up for a tutoring session, you must complete the Tutor Request Form. Please follow the directions CAREFULLY. There are a limited number of tutoring slots available, so signing up early will increase your chances of being matched with a tutor.


    As we all know, remote learning poses many challenges for students. If you need a helping hand, please consider utilizing this valuable peer tutoring resource!


    If you have any questions, feel free to email Ms. Saiki, the Academic Leadership teacher, at


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    CHS 20-21 Picture Info

    Students who did not get their ID card will receive their ID card in January. At this time, there is not a need for getting it before January.

    Back to School Night

    Students will be using this form to give information to parents. Parents will also be given emails from each teacher with a link to a live video or prerecorded one.

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    California hIgh School rEgistration information

    If you have completed Registration via Future Fund, but wish to go back to purchase something, please go here.

    helpful faq's

    • Need a work permit? Work permits are available by APPOINTMENT ONLY at CHS, please contact our new College and Career Coordinator Easton Plummer at 
    • Would you like to make a donation to a class/program? Or forgot to purchase something during registration? Please visit our Future Fund Store to do so.
    • Need to order a transcript, or obtain an educational verification, please make these purchases on our Webstore.
    • Want to stay up-to-date on school information? Consider joining our emailing list for the Bear Facts.  If you didn't receive the Bear Facts email last year, or are not receiving them now [emailed Mon/Tues of each week], then please click on this link to join or update your profile.  Be sure to check the box for California HS.

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    About Our School

    About Us

    California High School is a comprehensive, National Blue Ribbon, fully WASC-accredited 9-12 public school of nearly 3000 students, serving the rapidly growing community of San Ramon. 

    California Distinguished School