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This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 12:03 PM by kcallred. -->             


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Senate 2nd Reading Amendments 2-28-2011 kc/aos
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PUBLIC SCHOOL EARLY GRADUATION COUNSELING

             2     
2011 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: D. Chris Buttars

             5     
House Sponsor: Carl Wimmer

             6     

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill requires a public school to notify students of early graduation requirements.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    requires a public school to prepare a sample early graduation schedule to provide to
             13      a seventh S. or ninth .S grade student and the student's parent or guardian; and
             14          .    requires a public school to notify S. [ a ] .S seventh S. and ninth .S grade
             14a      S. [ student ] students .S and the S. [ student's ] students' .S parent or
             15      guardian of early graduation requirements and the centennial scholarship.
             16      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      ENACTS:
             22          53A-15-102.1, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             23     

             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 53A-15-102.1 is enacted to read:
             26          53A-15-102.1. Early graduation course requirements -- Student and parent
             27      notification of early graduation course requirements during seventh S. [ grade ] and ninth
             27a      grades .S .



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         (1) A public school that provides educational instruction to a seventh grade S. or ninth
             28a      grade .S student
             29      shall:
             30          (a) prepare a sample early graduation schedule, including course requirements, that a
             31      student may complete to graduate from high school at, or before, the conclusion of the eleventh
             32      grade;
             33          (b) notify a student and the student's parent or guardian during the student's seventh
             34      grade year S. and ninth grade year .S :
             35          (i) that the student may graduate early; and
             36          (ii) of the centennial scholarship described in Section 53A-15-102 ; and
             37          (c) provide each seventh grade S. and ninth grade .S student, and the student's parent
             37a      or guardian, with a
             38      sample early graduation schedule that the student may complete for the student to graduate at,
             39      or before, the conclusion of the eleventh grade.
             40          (2) A sample early graduation schedule may include:
             41          (a) an emphasis on completing core curriculum requirements;
             42          (b) a summer school course;
             43          (c) an early morning or after school course;
             44          (d) an online course;
             45          (e) credit earned by a student's demonstrated proficiency in a subject;
             46          (f) completion of a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test;
             47          (g) independent study;
             48          (h) an open entry/open exit course; or
             49          (i) a concurrent enrollment course.





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