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Securing credit transfers for course work in juvenile detention and ensuring readmission

Under legislation passed in 2014, California public school districts are required to accept credit for full or partial coursework satisfactorily completed by students while attending a juvenile court school. All coursework completed by the student while at the juvenile court school shall be transferred by means of the standard state transcript. Students who complete the graduation requirements of their home school district while in a juvenile court school shall be awarded a diploma from the school they attended prior to detention. Students cannot be denied re-enrollment or readmission to a public school simply because they had contact with the juvenile justice system. Cal. Educ. Code § 48645.5 (2016).