7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill distinguishes an early college high school from a regularly authorized charter
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ defines terms; and
14 ▸ exempts an early college high school from certain rules established by the State
15 Board of Education.
16 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 53A-1a-1101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
23 53A-1a-1102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
24 53A-1a-1103, Utah Code Annotated 1953
24a Ŝ→ 53A-1a-1104, Utah Code Annotated 1953 ←Ŝ
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 53A-1a-1101 is enacted to read:
29 53A-1a-1101. Title.
30 This part is known as "Early College High Schools."
31 Section 2. Section 53A-1a-1102 is enacted to read:
32 53A-1a-1102. Definitions.
33 (1) "Board" means the State Board of Education.
34 (2) "Early college high school" means an authorized charter school that:
35 (a) has a mission to provide an early college education to a diverse student population
36 emphasizing advanced science, technology, engineering, and mathematics;
37 (b) provides students with the opportunity to earn:
38 (i) a high school diploma; and
39 (ii) (A) up to two years of Ĥ→ transferable ←Ĥ college credit; or
40 (B) Ĥ→ [
41 (c) contracts with an institution of higher education for instruction offered through the
42 charter school.
43 Ŝ→ [
44 (a) the University of Utah;
45 (b) Utah State University;
46 (c) Weber State University;
47 (d) Southern Utah University;
48 (e) Snow College;
49 (f) Dixie State University;
50 (g) Utah Valley University; or
51 (h) Salt Lake Community College.
52 Section 3. Section 53A-1a-1103 is enacted to read:
53 53A-1a-1103. Exemptions from board rule.
54 (1) An early college high school is:
55 (a) subject to Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 5, The Utah Charter Schools Act; and
56 (b) exempt from the 180 school day requirement established by board rule.
57 (2) Up to three of the subject-specific credit hour graduation requirements established
58 by board rule may be changed to elective credit for a student at an early college high school if:
59 (a) the modification is consistent with the student's:
60 (i) individualized education program; or
61 (ii) student education occupation plan; and
62 (b) the elective credit is earned in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics,
63 advanced placement, concurrent enrollment, or early college course.
63a Ŝ→ Section 4. Section 53A-1a-1104 is enacted to read:
63b 53A-1a-1104. Charter school partnerships with institutions of higher education
63d Nothing in this part shall be construed to prevent or inhibit a charter school from:
63e (1) contracting with an institution of higher education to provide early college
63f education through the charter school; or
63g (2) identifying the charter school as an early college high school if identifying the
63h charter school as an early college high school is consistent with trademark laws. ←Ŝ