Tag Archives: CHSPE

What does Legal 18 mean at age 16?

Legal 18 means an actor under the age of 16 has graduated high school, either by passing the CHSPE or by finishing school early. Actors can work longer hours and parents do not need to be on set.  Parents must … Continue reading

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Work permits in summer

Work permits protect child actors.  They must be signed by school personnel and are your “ticket out of class” when your child gets a job.  They are issued for six months and must be renewed every six months until your … Continue reading

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Emancipated vs Legal 18

Do you know the difference? If an actor is Legal 18, it means they are done with high school and can work without a studio teacher, either they have taken and passed the CHSPE or they have graduated early.  They … Continue reading

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Should children work as adults?

The CHSPE used to be taken primarily by 15 1/2-16 year olds who were ready to be done with high school and had opportunities to work as adults.  The numbers were relatively small and we didn’t hear much about it. … Continue reading

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Schooling options and testing out

We often get questions about alternative education and one of the topics that comes up involves taking the CHSPE to graduate early.  Because people confuse this with homeschooling, the GED, the CAHSEE and Emancipation, we started a new discussion to explain the … Continue reading

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