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First Substitute H.B. 151
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill adjusts fees for concurrent enrollment courses and modifies the distribution of
11 the annual appropriation for accelerated learning programs.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . authorizes a student per credit hour fee for concurrent enrollment higher education
15 courses offered in public schools; and
16 . makes technical corrections.
17 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 53A-15-101, as last amended by Chapter 221, Laws of Utah 2003
24 53A-17a-120, as last amended by Chapter 320, Laws of Utah 2003
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 53A-15-101 is amended to read:
28 53A-15-101. Higher education courses in the public schools -- Cooperation
29 between public and higher education.
30 (1) The State Board of Education in collaboration with the State Board of Regents shall
32 (a) a curriculum program and delivery system which allows students the option to
33 complete high school graduation requirements and prepares them to meet college admission
34 requirements at the conclusion of the eleventh grade, but does not preclude a student involved
35 in accelerated learning programs from graduating at an earlier time;
36 (b) a program of selected college credit courses in general and applied technology
37 education which would be made available in cooperation with the State Board of Regents, as
38 resources allow, through concurrent enrollment with one or more of the state's institutions of
39 higher education;
40 (c) a course of study for a student who decides to continue on through the twelfth grade
41 that would allow the student to take courses necessary to graduate from high school, and at the
42 student's option, to become better prepared for the world of work, or complete selected college
43 level courses corresponding to [
44 community college in the state system of higher education; and
45 (d) a program for advanced placement which permits students to earn high school
46 credits while qualifying to take advanced placement examinations for college credit.
47 (2) The delivery system and curriculum program shall be designed and implemented to
48 take full advantage of the most current available educational technology.
49 (3) The State Board of Regents shall adopt rules to ensure the following:
50 (a) early high school graduates who are academically prepared and meet college
51 admission requirements may be enrolled in one of the state's institutions of higher education;
52 (b) college credit courses are taught in high school concurrent enrollment or advanced
53 placement programs by college or university faculty or public school educators under the
54 following conditions:
55 (i) public school educators in concurrent enrollment programs must first be approved
56 as adjunct faculty and supervised by a state institution of higher education;
57 (ii) teaching is done through live classroom instruction or telecommunications; and
58 (iii) course content, procedures, and teaching materials in concurrent enrollment
59 programs are approved by the appropriate department or program at an institution of higher
60 education in order to ensure quality and comparability with courses offered on college and
61 university campuses; and
62 (iv) students may only be charged fees in accordance with Subsection (6); and
63 (c) college credits obtained under this section shall be accepted for transfer of credit
64 purposes as if they had been obtained at any public institution of higher education within the
65 state system.
66 (4) College-level courses taught in the high school carry the same credit hour value as
67 when taught on a college or university campus and apply toward graduation on the same basis
68 as courses taught at an institution of higher education to which the credits are submitted.
69 (5) The State Board of Education shall provide students in the public schools with the
70 option of accelerating their educational program and graduating at the conclusion of the
71 eleventh grade.
72 (6) (a) The State Board of Education and State Board of Regents shall work in close
73 cooperation in developing, implementing, and evaluating the program established under this
75 (b) (i) Each high school shall receive its proportional share of concurrent enrollment
76 monies appropriated or allocated pursuant to Section 53A-17a-120 based upon the hours of
77 higher education course work undertaken by students at the school under Subsections (1)(b)
78 and (1)(c) as compared to the state total.
79 (ii) School districts shall contract with institutions of higher education to provide the
80 higher education services required under this section.
82 this program, except that each institution within the state's higher education system may
84 (i) a one-time per student per institution admissions application fee for concurrent
85 enrollment course credit offered by the institution[
86 (ii) a fee of up to $30 per credit hour for each concurrent enrollment course for which
87 the student will receive college credit, paid directly to the institution of higher education that
88 offers the course.
90 admissions application fee requirement for a full-time or part-time student at an institution so
91 that no additional admissions application fee may be charged by the institution.
92 Section 2. Section 53A-17a-120 is amended to read:
93 53A-17a-120. Appropriation for accelerated learning programs.
94 (1) Money appropriated to the State Board of Education in Section 53A-17a-104 for
95 accelerated learning programs shall be allocated to local school boards for the following
97 (a) programs in grades 1-12 for the gifted and talented;
98 (b) concurrent enrollment; and
99 (c) advanced placement.
107 established by the State Board of Education in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah
108 Administrative Rulemaking Act.
109 (b) The State Board of Education shall develop uniform and consistent policies for
110 school districts to follow in utilizing advanced placement and concurrent enrollment monies.
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