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Full Text of SB0424  95th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning education.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The School Code is amended by adding Section
5 27-22.10 as follows:
6     (105 ILCS 5/27-22.10 new)
7     Sec. 27-22.10. Course credit for high school diploma.
8     (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, the
9 school board of a school district that maintains any of grades
10 9 through 12 is authorized to adopt a policy under which a
11 student enrolled in grade 7 or 8 who is enrolled in the unit
12 school district or would be enrolled in the high school
13 district upon completion of elementary school, whichever is
14 applicable, may enroll in a course required under Section 27-22
15 of this Code, provided that (i) the course is offered by the
16 high school that the student would attend, (ii) the student
17 participates in the course at the location of the high school,
18 and (iii) the elementary student's enrollment in the course
19 would not prevent a high school student from being able to
20 enroll.
21     (b) A school board that adopts a policy pursuant to
22 subsection (a) of this Section must grant academic credit to an
23 elementary school student who successfully completes the high



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1 school course, and that credit shall satisfy the requirements
2 of Section 27-22 of this Code for that course.
3     (c) A school board must award high school course credit to
4 a student transferring to its school district for any course
5 that the student successfully completed pursuant to subsection
6 (a) of this Section, unless evidence about the course's rigor
7 and content shows that it does not address the relevant
8 Illinois Learning Standard at the level appropriate for the
9 high school grade during which the course is usually taken, and
10 that credit shall satisfy the requirements of Section 27-22 of
11 this Code for that course.
12     (d) A student's grade in any course successfully completed
13 under this Section must be included in his or her grade point
14 average in accordance with the school board's policy for making
15 that calculation.
16     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
17 becoming law.