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Full Text of SB1830  102nd General Assembly


Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel

Filed: 3/25/2021





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 1830 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
527-22 as follows:
6    (105 ILCS 5/27-22)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27-22)
7    Sec. 27-22. Required high school courses.
8    (a) (Blank).
9    (b) (Blank).
10    (c) (Blank).
11    (d) (Blank).
12    (e) As a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma,
13each pupil entering the 9th grade must, in addition to other
14course requirements, successfully complete all of the
15following courses:
16        (1) Four years of language arts.



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1        (2) Two years of writing intensive courses, one of
2    which must be English and the other of which may be English
3    or any other subject. When applicable, writing-intensive
4    courses may be counted towards the fulfillment of other
5    graduation requirements.
6        (3) Three years of mathematics, one of which must be
7    Algebra I, one of which must include geometry content, and
8    one of which may be an Advanced Placement computer science
9    course. A mathematics course that includes geometry
10    content may be offered as an integrated, applied,
11    interdisciplinary, or career and technical education
12    course that prepares a student for a career readiness
13    path.
14        (4) Two years of science.
15        (5) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
16    year must be history of the United States or a combination
17    of history of the United States and American government
18    and, beginning with pupils entering the 9th grade in the
19    2016-2017 school year and each school year thereafter, at
20    least one semester must be civics, which shall help young
21    people acquire and learn to use the skills, knowledge, and
22    attitudes that will prepare them to be competent and
23    responsible citizens throughout their lives. Civics course
24    content shall focus on government institutions, the
25    discussion of current and controversial issues, service
26    learning, and simulations of the democratic process.



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1    School districts may utilize private funding available for
2    the purposes of offering civics education. Beginning with
3    pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2021-2022 school year
4    and each school year thereafter, one semester, or part of
5    one semester, may include a financial literacy course.
6        (6) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
7    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include
8    American Sign Language, or (D) vocational education.
9    (f) The State Board of Education shall develop and inform
10school districts of standards for writing-intensive
12    (f-5) If a school district offers an Advanced Placement
13computer science course to high school students, then the
14school board must designate that course as equivalent to a
15high school mathematics course and must denote on the
16student's transcript that the Advanced Placement computer
17science course qualifies as a mathematics-based, quantitative
18course for students in accordance with subdivision (3) of
19subsection (e) of this Section.
20    (g) This amendatory Act of 1983 does not apply to pupils
21entering the 9th grade in 1983-1984 school year and prior
22school years or to students with disabilities whose course of
23study is determined by an individualized education program.
24    This amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly does not
25apply to pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2004-2005 school
26year or a prior school year or to students with disabilities



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1whose course of study is determined by an individualized
2education program.
3    (h) The provisions of this Section are subject to the
4provisions of Section 27-22.05 of this Code and the
5Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act.
6    (i) The State Board of Education may adopt rules to modify
7the requirements of this Section for any students enrolled in
8grades 9 through 12 if the Governor has declared a disaster due
9to a public health emergency pursuant to Section 7 of the
10Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act.
11(Source: P.A. 100-443, eff. 8-25-17; 101-464, eff. 1-1-20;
12101-643, eff. 6-18-20.)
13    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
14becoming law.".