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Full Text of SB0424  95th General Assembly


Sen. William Delgado

Filed: 3/23/2007





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 424, AS AMENDED, by
3 replacing everything after the enacting clause with the
4 following:
5     "Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
6 27-22.10 as follows:
7     (105 ILCS 5/27-22.10 new)
8     Sec. 27-22.10. Course credit for high school diploma.
9     (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, the
10 school board of a school district that maintains any of grades
11 9 through 12 is authorized to adopt a policy under which a
12 student enrolled in grade 7 or 8 who is enrolled in the unit
13 school district or would be enrolled in the high school
14 district upon completion of elementary school, whichever is
15 applicable, may enroll in a course required under Section 27-22
16 of this Code, provided that (i) the course is offered by the



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1 high school that the student would attend, (ii) the student
2 participates in the course at the location of the high school,
3 and (iii) the elementary student's enrollment in the course
4 would not prevent a high school student from being able to
5 enroll.
6     (b) A school board that adopts a policy pursuant to
7 subsection (a) of this Section must grant academic credit to an
8 elementary school student who successfully completes the high
9 school course, and that credit shall satisfy the requirements
10 of Section 27-22 of this Code for that course.
11     (c) A school board must award high school course credit to
12 a student transferring to its school district for any course
13 that the student successfully completed pursuant to subsection
14 (a) of this Section, unless evidence about the course's rigor
15 and content shows that it does not address the relevant
16 Illinois Learning Standard at the level appropriate for the
17 high school grade during which the course is usually taken, and
18 that credit shall satisfy the requirements of Section 27-22 of
19 this Code for that course.
20     (d) A student's grade in any course successfully completed
21 under this Section must be included in his or her grade point
22 average in accordance with the school board's policy for making
23 that calculation.
24     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
25 becoming law.".