The student must have attended a California high school for 3 or more years.
Attendance could be at multiple California high schools
The student must have graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent
thereof (e.g., a GED or a high school proficiency exam). The GED or high school proficiency exam must be from
California. There is no time limit on how far in the past the student might have attained this status.
Attendance at continuation high schools, charter high schools, independent study at the
9th-12th grade level while enrolled in a California public school, including a charter school, and private
tutoring provided by a person holding a valid California teaching credential (and meeting other state
requirements) are recognized under state law as acceptable manners in which to attend high school.
Home schooling -- instruction by a tutor or other person (including the student's parent)
who did not have a valid California teaching credential -- is not acceptable.
The law does not distinguish between public and private high schools.
There is no time limit on how far in the past the student might have attended a California
Students who are nonimmigrant aliens (the most common being the F series student visas and B
series visitor visas), are not eligible for the exemption.
Students who previously held valid nonimmigrant visas but who are out of status at the time
of execution of the affidavit are eligible for the exemption.