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Parents play an influential role in helping their son or daughter plan, prepare, and develop an academic plan. Parents should:

  • Review this guide and materials they receive at school and discuss them with their student.
  • Learn graduation plan requirements and be sure that the student meets them.
  • Make sure students select courses that help them meet their educational and career goals.
  • Encourage students to take Advanced Placement courses and dual credit courses to earn college credit while still in high school.
  • Help students to learn about colleges and careers that interest them.

Students who are involved in extracurricular activities are often more successful in school. Fresno Unified offers clubs, teams and other opportunities for learning academic and social skills, making friends, and developing leadership skills. Encourage your student to be involved in at least one extracurricular activity.


ATLAS is Fresno Unified’s Student Information System (SIS). A key component for students is the Student Portal where students have the ability to check their grades on an on-going basis. The Parent Portal does much the same for parents and it allows them to keep track of their student’s progress throughout the school year. Parents can sign up to receive EduText, a grade and attendance texting technology. By simply ensuring parental contact information is accurate in ATLAS, parents will be able to receive a regular grade text message.

For log-in information, please see the office at your student’s school.

Challenging Courses By Examination

Students may use the challenge process for accelerating progress toward graduation and/or to achieve more flexibility in the selection of electives. The emphasis of this challenge opportunity is to permit students to enroll in other courses within the district curriculum better suited to the students’ educational goals. Please contact your student’s counselor for specific information on challenging courses.

Parent University

Parent University is a strategy initiated by Fresno Unified to empower, engage, and connect families to their school community. At the core of this family and community engagement strategy is a focus on parent learning for the purpose of supporting student achievement. Parent University aims to strengthen and sustain meaningful family engagement at all levels of the school system. Phone: (559) 457-3390


Property Fabricated By Students

The governing board of a school district may authorize any officer or employee of the district to sell to any pupil personal property of the district, which has been fabricated by such pupil, at the cost to the district of the materials furnished by the district and used therein. (Education Code section 17551.)

By approving this Fresno Unified School District Course Guide, the governing board of Fresno Unified School District hereby authorizes all schools, including their employees and officers, within Fresno Unified School District to charge fees in accordance with California Education Code section 17551.

Report Cards

Students receive report cards at the end of each quarter. Only semester grades are used for GPA and college admission purposes.

Student In Danger Of Failing A Course

E.C. 49067 (a); A.R. 5121

The Governing Board of each school district shall prescribe regulations requiring the evaluation of each student’s achievement for each marking period and requiring a conference with, or a written report to, the parent/guardian of each student whenever it becomes evident to the teacher that the student is in danger of failing a course. The refusal of the parent/guardian to attend the conference, or to respond to the written report, shall not preclude failing the student at the end of the grading period.

Title IX of the Educational Amendment

A Policy Against Discrimination Based on Sex

The Fresno Unified School District is committed to providing educational programs, activities and services that are free from unlawful discrimination based on actual or perceived legally protected characteristics, or association with a person or group with one or more of such characteristics, including sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The District’s general nondiscrimination/harassment policy is found at Board Policy 0410. For more information about Title IX, please visit the district’s website at

The Parent and Child Education (PACE) Program

High-quality early care and education for infant and toddlers children to enable teen parents to attend classes and graduate from high school. Services include counseling, and referral services to other agencies for additional resources. The PACE Program is located at Roosevelt High School; however, resources are provided at each high school. For further information, contact: The Early Learning Office at (559) 457-3416.

Transfer Process

The transfer process and procedure shall be centralized to allow for as many transfers to be granted ensuring that the District’s facilities are equitably utilized and families’ needs are met. Transfers Office shall be charged with administering the transfer process, including the administrative placement of students as necessary. For additional information, please contact the Transfers Office at (559) 248-7538.

Withdrawal Failure

Students may drop courses at any time up to the end of the fifth or sixth week of the semester.

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