Welcome to CdM High School HS ASB/Activities Staff/Teachers CdM High School World Languages Contact Us Attendance Policy AGS Cheer and Song Page Mission and Goals PAMA New to High School IMPORTANT INFORMATION Theatre
Welcome to CdM Middle School MS ASB/Activities Staff/MS Activities Eligibility Middle School Athletics Middle School Languages MS Principal's Message NEW to Middle School IMPORTANT Information Cheer - Middle School Renaissance MS Elective Forms & Applications Boys Volleyball Schedule Girls Basketball Schedule Girls Volleyball Schedule Boys Basketball Schedule
Academics High School Athletics Counseling Signature Academies SRC - College Guidance
PTA Alumni Backstage and Performing Artists Company Board of Education Boosters CdM Foundation Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation SCO Handbook
Calendar and Bell Schedule Contact Us District Information Handbook Nurses Office New Student Info for 2018-2019 Lunch Menu/Nutrition Maps Registration Wireless Student Setup Library Plug-ins Common Core Math Daily Announcements ASB/Student Store CdM Staff Resources Professional Development School News School Profile - 2017-2018 Trident TV


Definition History

Beginning with the class of 2005-2006, all public school students are required by state law to pass the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) as well as satisfy all other state and local requirements in order to receive a high school diploma. All students, including English learners and students with disabilities, must first take the CAHSEE in tenth grade and have up to six opportunities to pass the CAHSEE throughout their high school years. Students who do not pass the exam in grade ten will have additional opportunities in grades eleven and twelve to retake the part(s) not passed. The exam is divided into two parts: (1) English language arts (reading and writing) and (2) mathematics. Students must earn a score of 350 or higher on each part of the CAHSEE to pass the exam. All Newport-Mesa Unified School District Students must complete all graduation requirements and pass the CAHSEE in order to receive a Newport-Mesa Unified School District Diploma. This currently applies to all students, including English learners and students with disabilities. Students with disabilities are allowed to take the CAHSEE with accommodations or modifications, according to their Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). Students who receive a diploma or certificate of completion may participate in the graduation ceremony.     Currently, all Grade 12 students have been notified by the District and the school as to whether they have passed or not passed the CAHSEE. Supplemental Remedial Support is being offered after school at every high school in the district. In addition, Newport-Mesa Unified School District Adult Education is offering a class for students to take to assist them in remediation and practice for the topics covered on the CAHSEE.   



The California State High School Exit Examination must be passed in language arts and mathematics as a condition of receiving a high school diploma in California. CAHSEE support classes are offered at each campus as well as in summer school and through Adult Education.