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Withdrawing from MSJHS

If you are checking out of Mission San Jose High School, the parent/guardian who is listed on the Emergency Card must go into the office to fill out a Withdrawal Form (above) and show a picture ID. If the parent/guardian is not listed on the Emergency Card, they will not be able to sign you out.

On the morning of your last day of school, you will need to see your Attendance Clerk to receive a checkout sheet, which you will need to take to all of your classes and the library for signatures. At the end of the day, you will need to return the completed checkout sheet with all signatures to your Attendance Clerk. You cannot check out without all the required signatures. The Attendance Clerk will also check for any other debts you may have incurred. You will be given a copy of the checkout sheet to take to your new school.  If you owe money or have missing books, your new school will receive a copy of your debt. All text books, library books and your student ID must be turned in.


Transferring Schools during the School Year

Changing schools during high school can have serious implications due to the fact that students must earn credits each semester to earn a high school diploma. Before you check your student out of Mission San Jose High School, it is suggested that you contact the high school your student will be attending and ask the following:


When does your semester end, or has it ended already?

  • If the semester has not yet ended and your student will enroll in like courses in the new school, find out if moving your student at this time will allow him/her to earn full credit for all courses passed at the end of the semester.
  • If the semester at the new school has already ended, then your student will not receive credit for an entire semester since the semester was not completed at MSJHS before moving. Consider doing whatever is possible to avoid losing a full semester of credits which may mean remaining at MSJHS until the semester is completed before moving to another high school. Otherwise, your student would be required to retake these classes in summer school. Failure to make up these classes or the lack of availability of class makeup opportunities in the new school could jeopardize completing the high school graduation requirements on time.