Student Requirements

California Immunization Requirements
The State of California requires that all students comply with immunization requirements for the health and safety of all. As such, students and parents understand and agree that they must comply with all state immunization requirements in order to enroll and attend LWCS. Students that do not wish to receive vaccines due to personal or religious beliefs will need to submit an appropriate waiver.

State Mandated Testing
The following tests are required by the State of California. Each specific grade listed has an opportunity to demonstrate their learning. It is important to note that this is only one way to the measure growth of a student. We want each student to learn how to take tests. At LWCS, we try to make this a positive learning experience.

  • CAHSEE (Grades 10-12) – Multiple test windows throughout the year
  • FITNESS GRAM (Grades 5, 7, & 9) – Spring Administration
  • CELDT Testing (Grades K-12), July 1 – October 31 – Annual assessment window

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC):
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is a multistate consortium working collaboratively to develop a student assessment system aligned with a common core of academic content standards for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. As a Smarter Balanced governing state, California is a decision-making member. Smarter Balanced assessments are designed to measure student progress toward college and career readiness.

California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE):
State law, enacted in 2000, authorized the development of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) that students in California public schools must pass to earn a high school diploma.

Beginning with the 2005-06 school year, all California public school students are required to pass the CAHSEE and meet all other state and local requirements to earn a high school diploma.

The CAHSEE assesses two subject areas:

  • The English/language arts portion of the exam consists of multiple- choice questions and a writing task. The multiple-choice format is used to assess work analysis, reading comprehension, literary response and analysis, writing strategies, and writing convention (spelling, grammar, and punctuation). In addition to the multiple-choice questions, students are asked to write one essay on a specific topic or in response to a literary or informational passage.
  • The mathematics portion of CAHSEE addresses state mathematics content standards. It includes statistics, data analysis and probability, number sense, measurement and geometry, algebra and functions, mathematical reasoning, and Algebra I. Students must demonstrate strong computational skills and a foundation in arithmetic, including working with decimals, fractions and percentages. The mathematics exam consists of all multiple-choice questions.

All students are required to take the CAHSEE for the first time in the tenth grade. Students who do not pass one or both parts of the CAHSEE in the tenth grade will be given up to five additional opportunities to take the test. Students retake only the part(s) of the exam not passed. Students who have not successfully passed one or both parts of the exam will be required to participate in CAHSEE remediation. For further information on testing, go to

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