LAUSD School Board Unanimously Supports A-G

LAUSD School Board Unanimously Supports A-G

On June 9, 2015, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board voted unanimously for the Equity on A-G Resolution; a recommitment – co-sponsored by board members Monica Garcia, Steve Zimmer and George McKenna. The A-G college sequence is a series of 15 courses that students must pass in order to receive a high school diploma and meet requirements for the CSU/UC college systems.

Ten years ago, the LAUSD made a promise to provide all students access to courses that would enable them to attend a four-year university or pursue a technical career. Now the District is one step closer to aligning its high school graduation and college entrance requirements, and we celebrate this hard-won victory for students.

The United Way Student Leaders and nearly four hundred coalition members gathered outside the LAUSD headquarters in support of the resolution.


A new recommitment to A-G coursework means that students will continue to have access to A-G on their high school campus. It also means that the District is now tasked with monitoring student A-G progress and researching which high school A-G programs work. Student success will largely require that the District provide needed student and teacher supports and interventions in order to ensure that student’s successfully complete the coursework. Thanks to the unwavering work of this coalition of more than 51 grassroots organizations, students who are “off track” for A-G, will get the services that they require – such as counselors, credit recovery programs and online courses – in order to pass these classes.

We expect that the LAUSD will soon lift the standards to the “C” grade or better requirement. This will ensure that all students have access to the highest quality education and receive a meaningful diploma.


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