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Passing the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) does not exempt a student from attending school unless the student is 16 years of age or older and has verified parental permission to withdraw. Students may take the CHSPE if, on testing day, they:

  • Are 16 years of age or older (no upper limit), or
  • Have completed at least one academic year of grade 10, or
  • Are enrolled in the 2nd semester of grade 10.

  California High School Proficiency Exam Website