Bakersfield, CA asked in Education Law for California

Q: Do I/others have any legal recourse for not receiving a valid high school diploma from attending a private high school?

I attended a private Christian High School in California between the years 2006 and 2008, a few years later I learned that those who attended that high school did not receive valid high school diplomas in the state of California. Two people that attended this school confirmed that they had to go and get GED for employment or for continuing their education. Three others that I know that attended that

is High School have not had their valid high school diploma status looked into. Is there any legal recourse for the fact that we paid tuition to this school under the assumption that we would receive a valid High School diploma/education?

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Possibly. It depends on what the school represented its status was while you were attending. If it said you were going to receive a valid HS diploma, this would be fraud. You could be entitled to a refund of tuition or the cost of obtaining a GED.

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