|TN||Signed into law 02/2014||P-12||High School Credit for Basic Training|
Allowing students who enter the military or national guard during high school and complete basic training before high school graduation to receive credit toward graduation for basic training. Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6.
|WI||Signed into law 12/2013||P-12||Math Credits Can Include Computer Sciences; No PE requirements; Science Can be CTE|
Modifies graduation requirements. Allows a board to award up to one mathematics credit for successfully completing in the high school grades a course in computer sciences that the department has determined qualifies as computer sciences according to criteria e...
|AL||Certified Adopted Rules 10/2013||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
AL ADC 290-3-1-.02
Amends Alabama High School Diploma requirements effective for entering 9th graders in the 2013-14 school year. Provides that equivalent options for English 9-12 include Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or postsecondary courses. Provid...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2013||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements for Pupils in Foster Care|
From bill summary: Revises provisions regarding certain exemptions of students in foster care from high school graduation requirements. Requires a district to exempt a pupil in foster care who transfers between schools any time after the completion of the pupi...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||State Seal of Biliteracy|
Defines "foreign language" to include modern languages, Latin, American Sign Language, Native American languages. Establishes State Seal of Biliteracy program to recognize public high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or mor...
|CA||Vetoed 08/2013||P-12||Career Technical Education Certificates|
From legislative counsel's digest: Authorizes a district or county office of education to award a pupil a career technical education certificate if the pupil meets specified requirements, including satisfactory completion of the equivalent of 4 semester-long c...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||CPR and Defibrillator Use Training for Students|
H.B. 5376, S.B. 318
Provides minimum guidelines for CPR training and requires an overview of automated external defibrillator (AED) use. At a minimum, training is to include psychomotor skill-based
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and an overview of automated externa...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Social Studies Standards/Financial Literacy|
Requires the academic standards in social studies prescribed by state board of education to include personal finance. Clarifies that state board cannot establish a required separate personal finance course as a graduation requirement. Allows a school board or ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Three-Year Diploma Option|
H.B. 1122 - Three-Year Diploma Option
Authorizes the Dallas Independent School District to develop and implement a pilot program to offer a three-year high school diploma plan. Requires the program to include partnerships between the district and public junior colleges, public technical institutes...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Alternative High School Diplomas|
Removes references to the General Education Development [GED] test. Requires the state board of education to select a high school equivalency assessment. Provides for the recognition of this future assessment in state statute. Eliminates the high school profic...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Advanced CTE and Applied STEM Courses in Graduation Requirements|
Permits students to fulfill the 3rd and 4th math and science credits for the recommended and advanced high school programs by completing an advanced career and technical course (previously, students coupld substitute only a math course taken after taking Algeb...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Graduation Requirements and Diploma Endorsements|
H.B. 5 - Graduation Requirements and Diploma Endorsements
From fiscal analysis: Eliminates the Minimum, Recommended, and Advanced high school graduation programs, and creates the Foundation High School Program. Creates endorsements on a student's diploma and transcript if the student completes certain courses. Endors...
|MT||Adopted Rules 06/2013||P-12||Accreditation Standards|
ARM 10.55.701, 704, 708, 804, 906
Modifies course and other requirements necessary for accreditation. http://www.mtrules.org/gateway/RuleNo.asp?RN=10%2E55%2E906
|ME||Became law without governor's signature 06/2013||P-12||Course Options for Meeting Arts Graduation Requirements|
Requires the Department of Education to amend its rules to provide that high school graduation requirements in the area of visual and performing arts may be met by completion of a credit in dance, music, theater, forensics or visual arts. The department is to ...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Credit for Experiential Learning in High School|
Authorizes high schools to award credit to high school pupils who satisfy certain qualifications to complete a public or private internship. Requires districts and charter school boards to define fields, trades, or occupations in which a pupil may compete an i...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Provides that students must demonstrate satisfactory completion of the credit requirements set by their district AND their understanding of academic standards on a nationally normed college entrance exam. Requires one of the three required Carnegie units for m...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||High School Diploma by Examination|
Repeals the minimum three-month state residency requirement for individuals who are seeking to obtain a high school diploma by examination in Maryland.
|TN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Occupational Diploma|
Requires state board of education to create an occupational high school diploma for students with disabilities. Directs board to set appropriate standards, benchmarks for attendance, academic achievement, and job readiness skills. Waives high school assessment...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12|
Requires school counselor to meet with students who do not achieve passing score on graduation exam to explore available remediation options to meet requirements necessary for a graduation waiver. Requires a secondary school's continuous school improvement and...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Exit Exams; Graduation Waivers|
Removes alternative pathway provisions for students who failed the graduation exam. Existing law allowed students to receive a graduation waiver if they completed remediation, maintained 95% attendance, a certain GPA. New law requires schools and districts to ...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Documented History of Student Health for Purpose of High School Completion|
Amends existing law and adds a new section regarding extended diplomas to include having a documented history of an inability to maintain grade level achievement due to significant learning and instructional barriers, a medical condition that creates a barrier...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Directs the state board to establish high school curriculum and graduation requirements for all public schools to include: beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, no later than grade 11, all students must be assessed for college readiness in English language...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Assessment|
Finds that students who have not yet demonstrated proficiency on the Minnesota comprehensive assessments, the graduation-required assessments for diploma, or the basic skills testing requirements prior to high school graduation may satisfy state high school gr...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Deleting References to Inactive or Underutilized Programs|
From bill analysis: S.B. 1096 is a combined effort by the governor, legislature, district school superintendents, and other education stakeholders to reduce regulation of public educational institutions. The bill repeals inactive or underutilized programs, inc...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Providing Initiatives to Improve and Expand Access to Computer Science Education|
Amends existing law to improve and expand access to computer science education, particularly in advanced courses that could prepare students for careers in the field. Requires boards of directors to approve AP computer science courses as equivalent to high sch...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Appeal Process for Students Denied a Standard Diploma|
Students denied a standard diploma may appeal to the state board. Students with disabilities whose individualized education program (IEP) pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) indicates that the student is to be assessed with alter...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Accelerated High School Graduation Options|
S.B. 1076 - Accelerated High School Graduation Options
Repeals Section 1003.429, which established two 18-credit accelerated high school graduation options as alternatives to the standard 24-credit high school diploma: a 3-year standard college preparatory program, and a 3-year career preparatory program. Amends p...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Competencies|
Relates to curriculum requirements for high school graduation, and expands college preparatory/work ready curriculum unit requirements to include sets of competencies. For instance, rather than three units or four units of science, it would be three units or s...
|MT||Adopted 04/2013||P-12||Financial Literacy|
Urges the state board to require successful completion of a financial literacy course prior to high school graduation.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||CPR Training|
Requires students to be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation as a condition of high school graduation, beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year.
|NM||Vetoed 04/2013||P-12||Summer School Elective Civics Classes|
Allows approved summer civics courses or programs to be offered as a elective courses to count toward credits needed to graduate and to earn a New Mexico Diploma of Excellence.
|NM||Vetoed 04/2013||P-12||Teacher Language Proficiency and Council|
Creates the Bilingual Education Advisory Council. Allows the Public Education Department, with the advice and consent of the advisory council, to establish a statewide seal of bilingual proficiency. Allows schools to provide students graduating from high schoo...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2013||P-12||Certain School Tests as Competence|
Amends high school graduation requirement for students seeking to graduate with a diploma of excellence in the 2013-14 school year and subsequent years. In order to recieve a diploma of excellence, students graduating in 2013-14 must demonstrate competence on ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||CPR Training|
H.B. 2028/S.B. 986
Allows school boards to require current certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for school personnel. Requires such training for those seeking initial teache...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Additional Math and Science Courses|
Amends and establishes provisions relating to additional math and science courses. Creates provisions relating to meeting graduation requirements for math and science courses and distributes money to school districts to defray the cost of providing additional...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Statewide Education Accountability System|
Adjusts how school level performance is determined by limiting the measurement of student readiness as defined by achievement on standardized assessment to Grade 11 (was Grade 11 & 12), and adding a measure of equity as defined by a measure of academic student...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2013||P-12||Encouraging Inclusion of U.S. History Course in High School Graduation Requirements|
Encourages the department of education to include a course on United States history within social studies curriculum requirements for high school graduation. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/13RS/HR24/bill.doc...
|NC||Signed into law 02/2013||P-12||College/Career Endorsement to High School Diploma|
Directs the State Board of Education to establish, implement, and determine the impact of adding (i) college, (ii) career, and (iii) college and career endorsements to high school diplomas to encourage students to obtain requisite job skills and to reduce the ...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Independent Study|
Extends educational opportunities that may be offered through independent study to include leadership opportunities that support and strengthen student achievement. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1951-2000/ab_1987_bill_20120817_chaptered.pdf...
|NY||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||State Seal of Biliteracy|
Establishes purposes of the state seal of biliteracy. Confers a state seal of biliteracy (district participation is voluntary) to high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more la...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2012||P-12||Graduation Requirement - CPR|
Makes the successful completion of instruction in CPR a high school graduation requirement by the 2014-2015 school year. Requires schools to maintain documentation in an electronic database that students have successfully completed CPR instruction to meet Hea...
|LA||Adopted 07/2012||P-12||AP Courses for High School Graduation Credit|
LAC 28:CXV.2318 and 2325
From July 2012 Louisiana Register: Revises LAC 28:CXV §2318, "The College and Career Diploma" and §2325, "Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate." These revisions add some Advanced Placement (AP) courses to the list of courses that can be taken for...
|HI||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Veterans High School Diploma|
S.B. 2540 - Veterans High School Diploma
Effective 6/30/2015, repeals provision to award a high school diploma to veterans who did not receive a diploma after being conscripted into active service in the U.S. armed services. Page 53 of 83 (section 302A-431.9) http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2012...
|PA||Passed 06/2012||P-12||Postsecondary Degree Satisfies Requirement for High School Diploma|
Encourages the Governor to request that the Independent Regulatory Review Commission and all Commonwealth agencies with guidelines, regulations, licenses, certifications or criteria that require a high school diploma deem a postsecondary degree from an accredi...
|LA||Passed 06/2012||P-12||Review of State Graduation Requirement Policies|
Urges and requests the state board of elementary and secondary education to review its policies relative to graduation requirements, particularly as they pertain to core curricula and diploma paths, and to submit a written report of its findings and recommenda...
|LA||Passed 05/2012||P-12||Granting a High School Diploma to Adult Education Program Completers|
Urges and requests the board of supervisors of community and technical colleges and the state board of elementary and secondary education jointly to study the feasibility of granting a Louisiana high school diploma to successful completers of adult education p...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Competency-Based Instruction|
S.F. 2284 - Division I
Permits high school credit to be awarded to students that demonstrate competency in the subject areas required to be offered by accredited schools and allows students to receive credit on a performance basis through the administration of an assessment. Creates...
|TX||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
19 TAC 74.1, 3, 71, 72, 73, 74
Updates the graduation requirements to align with recently passed legislation, allows additional courses to satisfy certain graduation requirements, and provides additional clarification regarding requirements.
Sections 74.1 and 74.71 adopted as published in t...
|LA||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||Louisiana Seat Time Waiver|
LAC 28:CXV.907 and 1103
Amends §907, "Secondary Class Times and Carnegie Credit," and §1103, "Compulsory Attendance" to accommodate the newly developed Louisiana Seat Time Waiver (LSTW). §907 permits districts to submit applications to the department of education for a waiver of the ...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Distinction for Community Service Diploma Endorsement|
Authorizes the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a diploma endorsement program for the performance of community service by high school students. Endorsement would apply to high school students who perform a certain number of hours of...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Online Courses, Virtual Schools|
Requires virtual schools to maintain teacher-pupil ratios set by the state board of education and to provide the same length of time for learning opportunities as required for other schools, but allow a student to move at the student's own pace. Provides stude...
|VA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Graduation Requirements; Standard and Advanced Studies Diplomas|
Directs the Board of Education to modify the credits necessary for a student to earn a standard or an advanced studies diploma. The advanced studies diploma shall be the recommended diploma for students pursuing baccalaureate study. The standard diploma shall ...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Demonstration of Subject Area Competency|
H.B. 713 - Demonstration of Subject Area Competency
Section 5: Delays until 2013-14 school year deadline by which the state board, in consultation with the board of regents of the University System of Georgia and the state board of the Technical College System of Georgia, must adopt policies and guidelines for ...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Online Learning|
S.B. 289 - Online Learning
Directs the state board to establish rules and regulations to maximize the number of students, beginning with students entering ninth grade in the 2014-2015 school year (Class of 2018), who complete at least one course containing online learning through (1) an...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Early Graduation|
H.B. 7059 - Early Graduation
Defines "early graduation." Establishes provisions to allow a student to graduate high school in fewer than 8 semesters while completing 24 credits. Requires local boards to adopt a policy that allows a high school student to graduate early. Requires student a...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Online Course for High School Graduation|
H.B. 7063 - Online Course for High School Graduation
Prohibits a school from requiring a student to complete the online course requirement for high school graduation outside the school day or in addition to a student's courses for a given semester. Specifies that this requirement does not apply to a student with...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Graduation Requirements - Science|
Permits a course for chemistry, physics or CTE (career technical education) course to integrate chemistry, physics, biology standards, or a combination of such standards.
Article 1, Sec. 5, Subd. 2 https://www.revisor.mn.gov/data/revisor/law/2012/0/2012-239.pd...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12|
|Early Graduation Scholarship Provisions|
Defines "eligible student" for purposes the early graduation scholarship program. Clarifies the definition of "quarter" for purposes of computing early graduation scholarship amounts. Requires the early graduation scholarship application to be received at the ...
|MN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Early Graduation Military Service Award Program|
Clarifies eligibility for the early graduation military service award program. Establishes a deadline for submission of application and request for payment for early graduation military service award. Clarifies that once the original amount of the award has be...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Special Ed Diplomas|
Requires a special education diploma be awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed an IEP, but who have not passed the proficiency tests required for graduation with a regular diploma.
|OK||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||High School Tests|
Adds provisions requiring the state board to adopt rules establishing an appeal process for students who have been denied a standard diploma by the school district in which the student is or was enrolled for failing to meet the requirements for graduation esta...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Academic Credit for National Guard Basic Training Camp|
Authorizes school boards to allow course credit to high school students who are also members of the national guard, and who complete basic training camp at the end of their junior year and before the start of their senior year. Authorizes the school district t...
|KY||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Alternative High School Diploma for Students with Disabilities|
Directs the state board to promulgate administrative regulations for an alternative high school diploma for students with disabilities completing a modified curriculum and an individualized course of study. Amends KRS 158.140 to require local boards to award t...
|OH||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||American History and American Government|
Directs the state board to incorporate into the grades 4-12 social studies standards content regarding the Declaration of Independence, the Northwest Ordinance, the U.S. Constitution and its amendments, with emphasis on the Bill of Rights, and the Ohio Constit...
|WI||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Technical Education High School Diploma|
Act 156 (amends 115.787) Requires that an individualized education program that indicates a goal of a technical education high school diploma should specify the course of study that the pupil must take to attain that goal. Adds a new section:
118.33 (1) (g) 1...
|AZ||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Competency-Based Pathways|
Directs the State Board of Education to adopt rules to define competency-based educatational pathways for college and career readiness. Establishes competency-based college-ready educational pathways for students eligible for a high school diploma through thei...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Financial Literacy Test-Out Option|
H.B. 156 - Financial Literacy Test-Out Option
Directs the state board to develop a test-out option from the general financial literacy component of the grades 9-12 curriculum [students must complete .5 unit General Financial Literacy to graduate from high school]. Page 6 of 9: http://le.utah.gov/~2012/bil...
|AZ||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Alternative High School Diploma|
Adds an additional pathway for students eligible for a Grand Canyon Diploma (allows students who perform at a higher academic level than currently required to graduate to pursue one of several options, including early graduation), whereby the student, if accep...
|TN||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Middle Schools Teaching High School Courses|
Provides that schools teaching courses in grades seven or eight that are also taught in any grade nine through twelve and which count toward high school graduation shall be classifed as secondary schools. http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/HB2653.pdf...
|IN||Adopted 01/2012||P-12||Minimum Credits, Core 40 Diploma, Core 40 Diploma with Academic Honors, Core 40 Diploma with Technical Honors|
511 IAC 6-7.1-1, 4, 5, 6, 7
Defines "college and career pathway", "quantitative reasoning" course, "priority course list" (for purposes of dual credit), and "dual credit courses". Requires students completing the minimum high school program to earn two credits (1 Carnegie unit) in either...
|NV||Adopted 12/2011||P-12||Credit for Certain Courses Without Attending Class|
Amends provisions relating to credit for certain courses without attending class. Specifies that each district's board of trustees must make available to school counselors, students and parents a list of the courses of study for which a student may be granted ...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||State Seal of Biliteracy on High School Diplomas and Transcripts|
From bill summary: Establishes the State Seal of Biliteracy to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. Provides the State Seal of Biliteracy...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
From bill summary: Commencing with the 2012–13 school year, adds completion of a course in career technical education as an alternative to the requirement that a pupil complete a course in visual or performing arts or foreign language. Requires the governing b...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Awarding of Credit for Certain Pupils in Foster Care|
From bill summary: Requires a school district and county office of education to accept coursework satisfactorily completed by a pupil in foster care while attending another public school, a juvenile court school, or a nonpublic, nonsectarian school or agency e...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12|
Redirects early graduation savings from a school district to the early graduation achievement scholarship program for participating students (current law allows a school district to continue to count a student who graduates early in its enrollment for the full...
|CT||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Secondary School Reform Act Delay/Teacher Evaluations/Tenure/Student Governance Councils/6th Grade Student Success Plan|
Secondary School Reform Act - Delays by two years the implementation of the secondary school reform requirements enacted in 2010 that: (1) Increase the minimum number of credits required to graduate from high school; (2) Require school districts to offer stude...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Technology and Competency-Based Credit in Graduation Requirements|
H.B. 153 - Technology and Competency-Based Credit in Graduation Requirements
Removes "whenever praticable" from provisions directing school districts, community schools, and chartered nonpublic schools to integrate technology into learning experiences, and directing districts and schools to utilize technology access and electronic lear...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||High School Diploma Requirements|
Requires students to complete at least 24 total-credits, three credits of mathematics, and four credits of English in order to graduate. Repeals the right of a school district or public charter school to award a high school diploma to a student who has met or ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Substitution for P.E. Credit for High School Graduation|
Requires the state board of education to allow a student who is unable to participate in physical activity due to disability or illness to substitute one credit in English language arts, mathematics, science or social studies or one academic elective credit fo...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Applied STEM Courses|
Defines an "applied STEM course" as a STEM course offered as part of a school district's career and technology education curriculum. Directs the state board to establish a process for the review and approval of applied STEM courses to satisfy the math and scie...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Instructional Hours|
Specifies that students receiving a modified diploma, extended diploma or alternative certificate have access to instructional hours and transitional hours equal to at least the total provided students attending public high school. Authorizes student's individ...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Digital Learning Now Act|
Creates Digital Learning Now Act. Requires school districts to establish virtual instruction options. Authorizes establishment of virtual charter schools. Authorizes blended learning courses. Authorizes Florida Virtual School (FLVS) to provide full-time instru...
|NV||Vetoed 06/2011||P-12||High School Diploma|
Bill provides that a pupil who has failed to pass the same subject area of the high school proficiency examination each time the pupil took the examination, including the final administration of the examination to the pupil before the date on which he or she i...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Digital Curriculum/ Middle School Career and Professional Academy|
H.B. 1255 - Sec. 17, 19, 20, 28
Authorizes school districts to provide a digital curriculum for students in grades 6 through 12 (Sec. 17). Requires a district's strategic plan to include plans to implement a middle school career and professional academy (Sec. 20). Eliminates the requirement ...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Includes Civics in the Social Studies and History Courses Required for a Diploma|
H.P. 902 (L.D. 1211)
Requires a secondary student to satisfactorily complete at least one course in civics and government to receive a high school diploma. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_125th/chapters/PUBLIC294.asp ...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Updating High School Graduation Requirements|
S.P. 295 (L.D. 949)
Proposes to amend the current education laws to update high school graduation requirements. Requires the Department of Education (DOE) to submit a report to the Legislature by December 1, 2011 consisting of:
1. Draft legislation to require that, in order to g...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Demonstrated Competency|
Revises provisions granting credit for a course of study without attending the classes for the course if the pupil passes an examination prescribed by the State Board of Education and thereby demonstrates competency in the area of the course. This bill provide...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Credit Based on Demonstration of Competency|
H.B. 186 - Credit Based on Demonstration of Competency
Directs the state board, in consultation with the board of regents of the University System of Georgia and the board of technical and adult education, to establish guidelines for awarding high school credit based on demonstration of subject area competency, in...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Clarifies Science Course Requirement for Receiving a High School Diploma|
Clarifies the science course requirement for receiving a high school diploma. Current law requires students to pass a science course in a subject in which the end-of-course assessment is administered to earn a state high school diploma. Amends current law to p...
|ND||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
S.B. 2150 - Multiple Provisions
Clarifies that in order to obtain a high school diploma, a student must have successfully completed 22 units of high school coursework and any additional units required by the entity issuing the diploma. Articulates the 22 units of high school coursework that ...
|AL||Adopted 04/2011||P-12||IB May Substitute for Advanced Academic Endorsement Courses|
AL ADC 290-3-1-.02
Amends rule 290-3-1-.02(8) (g)6 which will allow any Alabama public school system to substitute the IB Diploma Program courses for required Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Academic Endorsement core courses, including the arts. ...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12|
|Grand Canyon Diploma Implementation|
Makes various clarifying, technical and conforming changes related to the implementation of the Grand Canyon Diploma (GCD).
Requires the governing body or a charter school and school district governing boards to collaborate with the organization approved by t...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
Requires that the rules establishing high school graduation requirements authorize issuance of high school credit for a high school-level unit of satisfactorily-completed English/language arts, mathematics, science or social studies.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Credit for participating in Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps|
Allows public school student to recieve high school graduation credit participation in Jr. ROTC. A student who completes two semesters of a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program may receive credit for both of the following requirements for graduation f...
|RI||Adopted 04/2011||P-12||Board of Regents Regulation - Secondary School Regulations (6433)|
RI ADC 21-2-46:L-6-1.0 through 6-4.0
Changes the date for implementation of the graduation requirements from the class of 2012 to the class of 2014. The tiered diploma structure was replaced with a Regents' commendation to recognize students achieving beyond minimum expectations. The system of st...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12|
|Mastery Advancement Pilot Program|
Amends existing law on the Mastery Advancement Pilot Program (MAPP), which provides students with the opportunity and incentive to move more rapidly through the curriculum and earn a scholarship for completing all graduation requirements at least one year in a...
|TX||Adopted 01/2011||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
19 TAC 89.1070
Specifies graduation requirements for students receiving special education services. Reflects changes to assessment and curriculum requirements for graduation for students receiving special education services as required by House Bill (HB) 3, 81st Texas Legisl...
|DE||Adopted 11/2010||P-12||Foreign Language Credits for High School Graduation|
14 DE Admin. Code 505
Defines "world languages" to include American Sign Language and ancient Greek. Permits a student to complete the 2-credit world language requirement (which is eff. Class of 2015) by either (1) earning at least two credits in the same world language or (2) demo...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2010||P-12||CTE Course As Alternative in Graduation Requirements|
From bill analysis: Beginning with the 2011–12 school year and until July 2016, adds completion of a career technical education course as an alternative to the requirement that a pupil complete a course in visual or performing arts or foreign language. Require...
|GA||Adopted 08/2010||P-12||Courses That May Be Completed for Graduation Credit|
Rule 160-4-2-.20 identifies changes to course designations, including courses that may be taken for core graduation credit (as opposed to elective credit). Permits, among other changes, the remedial Mathematics Support I and II courses to be taken as a core/el...
|LA||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||High School Curriculum|
Provides for Free Enterprise as an elective course rather than a prerequisite to high school graduation. Requires inclusion of Free Enterprise instruction in the required Civics course. Delete Free Enterprise from course requirements relative to the career maj...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Consumer Education Proficiency Test|
Repeals policies relating to the Annual Consumer Education Proficiency Test, for students in grades 9-12 who elected to take the test. Students who demonstrated proficiency on the test were excused from the receiving instruction in consumer education as a prer...
|TX||Adopted 07/2010||P-12||Other High School Math Courses for High School Credit|
19 TAC 111.52, 60, 61
Provides that students must be awarded at least one-half credit for each semester of a concurrent enrollment course successfully completed. Adds new math courses, including career and technical education (CTE) courses, to the list of courses that count for hig...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Eliminates High School Graduation Project|
Eliminates permanently the high school graduation project as a statewide requirement (the project had been temporarily suspended as a statewide requirement last year but was scheduled to be reinstated beginning with the 2011-12 school year); Provides that loca...
|TX||Adopted 06/2010||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
19 TAC 74.51, 52, 53, 54, 61, 62, 63, 64
Amends provisions relating to high school graduation requirements. Section 74.51 relates to minimum, recommended and advanced programs, and provides that courses offered for dual credit in the core curriculum of an institution of higher education that cover al...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Foreign Language Proficiency|
Before graduating from high school, students who have completed coursework in a foreign language are required to take a foreign language proficiency test. Requires the state board to establish a test for each foreign language that is taught in Tennessee public...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Exams for Career/Tech Students|
Relates to xaminations administered to students pursuing a career major curriculum and a career diploma. Requires that construction of end-of-course examination questions reflect content and method of instruction used for related courses.
|MI||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Educational Development Plan/Student Review|
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legisation; requires each pupil to review his or her educational development plan (EDP) in 8th grade and revise the plan as appropriate before entering high school; requires the EDP to also be based on high school readiness s...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Increases Minimum High School Graduation Requirements|
S.B. 438 - Sec. 16
Increases the minimum credits required for high school graduation from 20 to 25 and gives greater emphasis to math, science and world languages, beginning with the class of 2018. Students in the Class of 2018 will also be expected to complete "end of the schoo...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Board Examination Series Pilot Program|
S.B. 438 - Sec. 17
Allows the state department of education (SBE) to establish a board examination series pilot program to allow local/regional boards of education to permit students in grades 9-12, inclusive, to substitute achievement of a passing score on a series of examinati...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Grants to Assist with Implementation of New Grad Requirements|
S.B. 438 - Sec. 18
Requires the state department of education to, within available appropriations, provide grants to local/regional school districts to begin implementation of the new high school graduation requirements (see section 16 of this bill). http://www.cga.ct.gov/2010/A...
|NY||Adopted 04/2010||P-12||Make-Up Credit Programs|
Title 8 NYCRR Section 100.5
Establishes requirements for award of make-up credit to high school students. Adopted as proposed in January 2010: Pages 7-9 of 12: http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2010/jan27/pdfs/rules.pdf...
|ID||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12|
|Mastery Advancement Pilot Program|
Creates the Mastery Advancement Pilot Program (MAPP) to provide students with the opportunity and incentive to move more rapidly through the curriculum. Directs the State Department of Education to accept and approve applications to the program. Participating ...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Accelerated High School Graduation Options|
S.B. 4 - Sec. 5
Requires each high school to advise each student of programs through which a high school student can earn college credit, including Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced International Certificate of Education, dual enrollment cour...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Redefines Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test|
S.B. 4 - Sec. 1-4
Redefines the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in math and reading as end-of-course exams. Provides that: (1) Beginning with students entering grade 9 in the 2010-2011 school year, in addition to the Algebra I credit requirement, one of the 4 credits in m...
|ID||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Gifted|
New section entitled Encouragement of Gifted Students. If a student completes any required high school course with a grade of C or higher before entering ninth grade, if that course meets the same standards that are required in high school, if the course is ta...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||High School Career Option|
Provides for high school career option programs and career track curricula for students not wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Authorizes dual enrollment and dual credit for students pursuing a career track. Provides certain conditions for students to e...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements and Diplomas|
Changes graduation requirements for students entering 9th grade in the 2012-2013 school year; includes health education; reconciles multiple amendments to the same section of law. Spells out requirements for individual student next-step plans that set forth th...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Waiver of Certain Graduation Requirements|
Directs the state board to provide for the waiver of certain high school graduation requirements (i) upon the Board's initiative or (ii) at the request of a local school board. Such waivers may only be granted for good cause and shall be considered on a case-b...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Financial Literacy as Math Requirement|
Relates to public schools; allows financial literacy that meets state standards to qualify for one of the four required mathematics units for students beginning ninth grade in 2009-2010; reconciles multiple amendments to the same section of law, including indi...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2010||P-12||Sequential Elective Requirements|
Ensures that the sequential elective requirement for the standard diploma supports the student-selected career pathway required by the Academic and Career Plan and described in Board of Education regulations.
|MD||Adopted 02/2010||P-12||Updates Science Graduation Requirements|
Amends rules to update current science graduation requirements to include environmental science as an option for a science credit. http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/getfile.aspx?file=13a.03.02.04.htm ...
|MA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Charter School Recruitment and Retention|
S.B. 2247; (NEW BILL)
Directs the department education to draft a model policy for school districts regarding the grade placement and eligibility for high school graduation of students leaving a charter school and seeking to enroll in a district school. In drafting the model polic...
|NE||Rule Adoption 01/2010||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
Title 92 NAC Chapter 10 - Multiple Provisions
003.05A By the 2014-15 school year, school districts are required to adopt and implement graduation requirements that meet the highest level of rigor of the standards as specified in the state standards set forth in the appendices of this Chapter, including, b...
|MI||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Michigan Merit Curriculum Modifications|
H.B. 4787 - Sec. 1278b
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legislation. Allows a teacher, counselor, or principal to contact parents to begin the personal curriculum process. Previously, only the parent could initiate the process. Also allows modification of the math requirement afte...
|MI||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Mathematics Graduation Requirements/Algebra II|
S.B. 981 - 1278a
Allows a student to complete Algebra II over 1.5 years with 1.5 credits awarded, and to partially or fully fulfill the algebra II requirement by completing a formal career and technical education program, or a curriculum that has appropriate embedded mathemati...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2009||P-12||Junior ROTC|
H.B. 290 - Junior ROTC
Includes Junior ROTC as a permitted elective within the state's core curriculum for high school graduation. Permits schools to excuse Junior ROTC students from high school physical education. Permits a student who has participated in Junior ROTC for at least t...
|TX||Adopted 12/2009||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
19 TAC 2.74.A.74.3
Amends high school graduation requirements to make the rule consistent with H.B. 3 passed by the 81st Texas Legislature, 2009 (see Section 28.025, starting page 28 of 180: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/81R/billtext/pdf/HB00003F.pdf). Requires a student ...
|IL||Adopted 11/2009||P-12||Public Schools Evaluation, Recognition and Supervision|
23 IAC 1.20, .30, .100, .240, .420, .465, .480, .510, .737
Partially from "Notice of Adopted Amendments" in Illinois Register (changes from this rulemaking but not listed below are technical in nature or echo recent changes in legislation):
Section 1.20: Revised to distinguish among the appropriate levels of sign-of...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||High School Credit for Community Service|
Authorizes the governing board of a school district to offer credit for hours of community service provided by a pupil outside of school hours for a maximum of two semesters. Requires such district to establish and maintain a list of suitable community service...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Graduation Requirements Waiver for Certain Foster Care Students|
Requires a school district to exempt a pupil in foster care from all coursework and other requirements adopted by the district's governing board in addition to the statewide coursework if the pupil, while he/she is in grade 11 or 12, transfers to the district ...
|OR||Adopted 10/2009||P-12||DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS|
Amends rules relating to the timeline for when students must be proficient in essential skills to receive diploma. ...
|LA||Adopted 09/2009||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Amends rules relating to high school graduation requirements. Provides students the opportunity to complete requirements for the senior project to sit for the IBC exam, post graduation as an alternative to the required industry-based certification in the stude...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2009||P-12||Awarding of Credit for Courses Taken in Middle Grades|
Relates to the authorization of students in grade 7 or 8 to enroll in a high school course. Allows a student to participate in the course where the student attends school as long as the course is taught by a certified high school teacher who teaches in a high ...
|WA||Adopted 07/2009||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
Amends rules to allow a student who has taken a mathematics coursebefore attending high school but elected not to be given high school credit forthe course to take another prescribed mathematics course and eliminate thisrequirement. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||College and Career Readiness, Financial Literacy|
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.0721, 3301.079(A)(2) and 3313.601, 3313.603
Section 3301.079(A)(2). Requires the state board to adopt K-12 standards for instruction in financial literacy and entrepreneurship, which must meet the same requirements as standards in the core areas of English, math, science and social studies (i.e., the st...
|OR||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN STUDENTS|
Waives the increased graduation credit requirements for students who began ninth grade during the 2005- 2006 school year, attended school consecutively during the 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 school years and who will receive their diploma prior to July 1, 201...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Career Option Program|
S.B. 259; H.B. 612
Provides for the high school career option program consisting of an academic major and a career major; requires students in grades 9 through 12 to pursue such core curriculum and either general or college preparatory courses or the specific career courses requ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Revised K-12 Curriculum Requirements|
H.B. 3 - Section 25
Requires the state board to adopt rules requiring students in grades 6-8 to complete at least one fine arts course.
Each time the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board revises the Internet database of the coordinating board's official statewide inventory ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
H.B. 3 - Section 30
Directs the state board to designate the specific foundation courses (English, math, science, social studies) required for completion of the minimum, recommended or advanced high school program. Specifies that, with the exception of courses stated in this legi...
|NC||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Removes High School Graduation Project Requirement|
Removes the high school graduation project as a requirement for graduation from high school prior to July 1, 2011; permits local boards of education to require their students to complete a high school graduation project; directs the Program Evaluation Division...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Removes Comprehensive Test Passage as Graduation Requirement|
Removes requirement of passage of the Tennessee comprehensive assessment program tests in order to receive a full diploma. (No impact of substance for end-of-course assessments.)
|ND||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||High School Graduation - Diploma Requirements|
H.B. 1400 - Sections 15 and 16
Requires all high schools to offer one dual enrollment course or one Advanced Placement course.
Increases total number of Carnegie units for high school graduation from 21 to 22 units. These must include:
1. Four units of English language arts from a sequence...
|TN||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Graduation, Alternative Schools|
Authorizes students graduating solely by attending an alternative school.
|OR||Adopted 04/2009||P-12||GRANTING OF CREDITS|
Amends rules relating to the granting of credits towards high school diplomas. Updates available options for school districts in granting credit to align with graduation requirements adopted by the state board of education. OREGON 30408
|AR||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Smart Core Incentive Funding Program|
Creates the Smart Core Incentive Funding Program to provide a financial incentive to assist with a public high school's efforts to encourage students to complete the Smart Core curriculum and promote programs that contribute to student success, including tutor...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Five-year High School Graduation|
Allows for five-year graduation from high school. If within five years after a student exits from the district the student takes and passes the state graduation examination, the student may receive a high school diploma. Any student passing the state graduatio...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Increase Instructional Hours, Credits for Graduation|
H.B. 2261--Section 104--Calendar and Credit Hours
Over a period of eight years, starting in 2011:
Section 104 states that each school district shall make available to students the following minimum instructional offering each school year:
(2) (a) For students enrolled in grade one through twelve, at least a ...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||High school graduation requirements|
Changes the requirements for graduating without a certificate of academic achievement or a certificate of individual achievement.
|OR||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||High school graduation requirements|
Waives increased graduation requirements for students who begin grade nine during 2005-2006 school year, attend school during 2006-2007, 2007- 2008 and 2008-2009 school years and receive diploma prior to July 1, 2010; declares emergency, effective June 30, 200...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2009||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
Revises graduation requirements for students entering the ninth grade in 2009; eliminates the option of the basic high school program; relates to the scholarship program.
|VA||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Instruction in Financial Literacy|
Provides that local school boards must require the completion of 12 classroom hours of instruction in financial literacy as a condition for graduation from the public schools in the Commonwealth.
|MD||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Establishes rules relating to the graduation requirements in public high schools in the state. In particular, procedures for denial of high school diploma and appealing such decisions.
|MI||Signed into law 12/2008||P-12||Financial Literacy as Math Course|
Provides that a financial literacy course is a permissible mathematics course under the state merit standard for high school graduation.
|LA||Adopted 10/2008||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
LAC 28:LXXIX.2109, .2313, .2323, .2329, .2331
Amends rules relating to high school graduation requirements. Aligns the graduation requirements with the new requirements approved for public school students and will align the nonpublic school requirements with the entrance requirements for colleges and univ...
|LA||Adopted 10/2008||P-12||Course Credits for Middle Schoolers and for Military Service|
LAC 28:CXV.2321, .2325
Amends rules to allow students who are repeating the eighth grade because they have scored Unsatisfactory on the Mathematics and/or English Language Arts components of LEAP to earn Carnegie credit in elective courses. Adds a list of Advanced Placement courses ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||exit exams|
Reenacts provisions of former law which required a school district or state special school to grant a high school diploma to a pupil with a disability who was scheduled to graduate from high school, did not pass high school exit examination, did not receive a ...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2008||P-12||Graduation requirements|
Amends existing law that prescribes the course of a study a pupil is required to complete while in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, to receive a diploma of graduation, including additional coursework required by a school district board. Requires a district to exempt...
|WA||Adopted 08/2008||P-12||Math Credits Required for High School Graduation|
WAC 180-51-060, 061, 066
Raises the required number of math credits for high school graduation to three. http://www.sbe.wa.gov/documents/OTS-1641.pdf ...
|LA||Adopted 08/2008||P-12||High School Graducation Requirements for Math|
LAC 28:CXV.2319, 2353
Amend rules relating to the high school graduation requirements for mathematics. For incoming freshmen in 2008-2009 and beyond, the 24 units required for graduation shall include 16 required units and 8 elective units for the Louisiana Core Curriculum, or 21 r...
|WV||Adopted 06/2008||P-12||Changes to Policy 2510|
Title 126, Series 42
From the introduction to the adopted rules:
"Revisions were needed in Policy 2510 to allow local school districts greater flexibility in the implementation of the rigorous academic standards and high quality programs that characterize West Virginia's 21st cen...
|AL||Adopted 05/2008||P-12||Graduation Requirements and Other Changes|
Increases the minimum number of teaching days in the school year from 175 to 180 (in compliance with 2003 S.B. 4). Permits secondary school students (in both summer school and regular school year) to demonstrate mastery of Alabama course of study content stand...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Core Curriculum|
S.F. 2216 - Core Curriculum
Amends previous language to remove "voluntary model" from the establishment of core curriculum for grades 9-12, beginning with students graduating in the 2010-2011 class. Prohibits the state board from requiring specific textbooks. Requires core curriculum tec...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Certificate of Attendance|
At the request of 1 a parent or guardian, a school district is to issue a certificate of attendance to a student who receives special education services, who has reached seventeen years of age, and who has not completed his or her individualized education plan...
|ME||To governor 03/2008||P-12||School Curriculum and Graduation Requirements|
Amends standards for student assessment, basic school approval, the elementary, middle and secondary courses of study, the comprehensive program of study for the high school diploma, and the Department of Education diploma in order to more fully implement the ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Financial Literacy|
S.B. 2 - Section 10
Defines "financial and economic literacy passport" as a document that tracks mastery of financial and economic literacy concepts and completion of financial and economic activities in a number of specified areas. Directs the state board of education, in cooper...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Honorary High School Diplomas|
Provides for honorary high school diplomas for certain veterans. Allows a board of education of a school district to award an honorary high school diploma to a veteran who left high school before graduating to serve in the U.S. armed forces and who served duri...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12|
|Regents' Scholarship Program|
Establishes the Regents' Scholarship Program to award merit scholarships to students who complete a rigorous core course of study in high school. Provides that the scholarship includes a $1,000 base scholarship. Provides for a supplemental scholarship award, o...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Advanced Technical Diploma/Advanced Studies Diploma|
A technical diploma is required to meet or exceed the requirements of a standard diploma and must include a concentration in career and technical education, as established in Board regulations. This bill requires that a student who meets the requirement for th...
|NM||Signed into law 02/2008||P-12|
|College and Workplace Readiness Assessment|
Relates to public schools; changes the statewide college and workplace readiness assessments; allows the eleventh grade standards-based assessments to serve as the assessment required for graduation; provides that financial literacy shall be offered as an elec...
|AZ||Adopted 01/2008||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
AAC R7-2-302.01, R7-2-302.02, R7-2-302.03
Relates to the minimum course of study and competency requirements for the graduation of pupils from high school. Adds two credits to minimum number of required credits; adds .5 credit in economics; increases mathematics requirement from 2 to 3 credits; decrea...
|LA||Adopted 12/2007||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
LAC 28:CXV:2319, 2341, 2353, 2361, and 2363
Amends sections of Bulletin 741-Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators concerning curriculum and instruction. Makes the following changes:
· Increases the Carnegie credits needed for a diploma from 23 to 24 by requiring a fourth year of math for high sch...
|LA||Adopted 12/2007||P-12||Carnegie Credit for Middle School Students|
Amends sections of Bulletin 741-Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators concerning the Carnegie Credit for Middle School Students. Provides students who are repeating the 8th grade because they have failed the mathematics and/or English language arts comp...
|AZ||Adopted 12/2007||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
R7-2-302.01, -302.02, -302.03
R7-2-302.01: Amends graduation requirements effective with the graduating class of 2012. Increases minimum number of math units from 2 to 3, and specifies that course content for at least two of the courses must include Number Sense and Operations; Data Analys...
|LA||Adopted 11/2007||P-12||Compulsory Attendance, Exit Exams|
LAC 28:CXV.1103, 2323, and 2324
Makes changes to Bulletin 741 - Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators:
1103: Allows students in danger of failing due to excessive absences to make up missed time in class sessions held outside the regular class time. The make-up sessions must be compl...
|MI||Enacted 11/2007||P-12||High School Reform|
Revises high school personal curriculum requirements for transfer pupils; relates to advanced placement, diplomas and merit standards requirements; includes nonpublic schools and out-of-state transfers; provides for the presence of counselors and a school psyc...
|GA||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Amends graduation requirements for students enrolling in grade 9 for the first time in the 2008-2009 school year and subsequent years (graduating class of 2012). Replaces existing four curriculum pathways (college preparatory, college preparatory with distinct...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Students in Grades 7 and 8 Completing High School Courses|
Provides that the school board of a school district that maintains any of grades 9 through 12 is authorized to adopt a policy under which a student enrolled in grade 7 or 8 who is enrolled in the unit school district or would be enrolled in the high school dis...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Waiver/Modification of Physical Education Mandate|
Provides that a state-board approved waiver from or modification to a physical education mandate may remain in effect for a period not to exceed 2 school years and may be renewed no more than 2 times upon application by the eligible applicant. http://www.ilga....
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Diploma Alternatives|
Requires students to meet standards set by the state board AND by the school district or charter school in order to receive a diploma. At or before grade 12, a school district or a public charter school is to award a high school diploma to a student who comple...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12|
|Minimum Scores on Specified Tests|
Provides relative to minimum scores on specified tests that are required of certain home study students to be eligible for Tuition Opportunity Program for Students awards; provides relative to effectiveness; provides relative to the minimum cumulative high sch...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Early Exit from High School|
Allows school districts to award high school diploma to students who have satisfied graduation requirements in less than four years; allows students who have satisfied requirements for current grade level to advance to next grade level; establishes that the co...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12|
|College Application Requirement for High Schoolers|
H.P. 758; L.D. 1040
Resolves that the department of education implement methods to encourage districts to encourage secondary school students to complete at least one application to a college, university or other postsecondary educational institution. Provides these methods may i...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Passport to Financial Literacy Act|
Requires personal financial literacy education to be taught in public schools in the state; lists areas of instruction; directs school districts to provide personal financial literacy instruction; provides for integration of instruction into existing courses; ...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||High School Graduation & Assessment Requirements|
Proposes changes in high school graduation requirements, assessments and overall high school program design to ensure that each student has an equitable opportunity to achieve the State's learning results and to graduate ready for college, career and citizensh...
|NV||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12|
|Dropout Reporting, Exit Exam Alternatives, Competency Based Credits|
Expands the annual reports of accountability information to include the rate of pupils who drop out of school in grades 6, 7 and 8. Requires the State Board to prescribe alternative criteria that a pupil may satisfy to receive a standard high school diploma if...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||American Sign Language|
Provides that any student, not just a deaf student, may fulfill the foreign language requirements for a college preparatory curriculum seal of endorsement on a high school diploma by demonstrating proficiency in American Sign Language.
|TN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Alternate Paths to a High School Diploma|
Requires the state board of education to study alternative paths to high school diplomas for students who do not pass Gateway exams and to report to the house and senate education committees by January 1, 2008.
|IA||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Sharing and Efficiency of Operations|
Reinstates whole grade sharing incentives and reorganization incentives. Creates operational sharing incentives; Mandates a statewide study of efficiencies and sharing to be provided to the Legislature by January 2008. Provides additional weighting for distric...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Concerns high school graduation requirements. Requires state board of education to set guidelines for high school graduation requirements for district school boards to use in developing local high school graduation requirements. The requirements must meet or e...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||State Assessment System|
H.F. 2245 [High School Assessment]
Amends state's high school assessment system. Phases out MCA II's and phases in Graduation Required Assessment for Diploma (GRAD) exam. Establishes achievement levels necessary for passge of exam. (Sections 10 + 36)
|NC||Adopted 05/2007||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
16 NCAC 6D.0503
Effective with students entering grade 9 in the 2009-2010 school year, eliminates four courses of study leading to high school graduation. Replaces with Future Ready Core, which includes 4 units English, 4 units math, 3 units social studies, 3 units science, 1...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||End-of-Course Tests|
H.B. 2237 (End of Course Assessment Provisions)
Requires development and implementation of college-prep courses and end-of-course assessments (mathematics, science, social studies, and English language arts) in school districts beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, with implementation of the requirement...
|TX||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Participation in Graduation Ceremony|
This bill provides that a school district to issue a certificate of attendance to a student who receives special education services, and who has completed four years of high school but has not completed the student's individualized education program. The bill...
|ND||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
This bill establishes high school graduation requirements effective 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2011-12. Beginning with the 2009-10 school year, the number of units required increases to twenty-two and beginning with the 2011-12 school year, the number of units requ...
|WA||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Alternative Pathways to a Diploma|
Finds that the state's commitment to providing a basic education for all public school students under the age of twenty-one should continue until a student earns a diploma.
Therefore the legislature intends to expand high school completion programs at communit...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Mississippi Healthy Student Act|
Requires a minimum period of physical activity-based instruction for students in K-8 and requires one unit of physical education for high school graduation. Effective for 2008-09 school year, local school wellness plans must promote physical activity, healthy ...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Extends the current requirements for receiving either a State of Delaware Distinguished diploma or traditional State of Delaware diploma for students graduating through and including the Class of 2009- 10. The delay is based on pending changes to the Delaware ...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12|
|High School Redesign|
H.B. 584/S.B. 561
Provides for high school redesign. Directs the department of education to establish a readiness assessment system to measure the readiness of every New Mexico high school student for success in higher education or a career no later than the 2008-2009 school ye...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Financial Literacy as an Elective|
Requires that financial literacy be offered as a high school elective.
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Career & Technical Education Diploma|
S.B. 1147, H.B. 2039
Directs the Board of Education to establish the requirements for a technical diploma, which must meet or exceed the requirements of a standard diploma and include a concentration in career and technical education. The bill is identical to HB 2039, which also p...
|LA||Adopted 03/2007||P-12||High School Coursetaking|
Adds Database Programming with PL/SQL, Java Programming, Database Design and Programming and Digital Media I/II to the computer/technology courses that may fulfill the 1 unit computer/technology requirement for an optional career area of concentration. Pages 8...
|LA||Adopted 03/2007||P-12||Handbook for School Administrators|
LAC 28:CXV.337, 1121, 2301, 2319, 2321, 2357, 2363
Clarifies that grade 8 students wishing to take a course for high school credit must as a course prerequisite demonstrate mastery of the eighth grade grade-level expectations in that content area by passing an exam developed by the department of education. Pag...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Concept-Based Fitness Class|
Amends graduation requirement of one-half unit of physical education during each school year to include the following: Once every
four years the unit must be a concept-based fitness class that includes instruction in the assessment, improvement, and maintenanc...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Standards, Assessment, Professional Development & Code of Conduct Updates|
Provides for the phasing out of the eighth grade cumulative history test in the 2007-2008 school year, and the implementation of the United States History to 1877, United States History: 1877 to the Present, and Civics and Economics tests in the 2008-2009 scho...
|MA||Adopted 03/2007||P-12||Competency Standards and Certificate of Mastery for High School Graduation|
603 CMR 30.00, -31.00
Enhances the Competency Determination standard for high school graduation and revises the Certificate of Mastery to increase the proportion of public high school graduates prepared for college, careers and citizenship. Changes the criteria for Certificates of ...
|OH||Adopted 02/2007||P-12||Diploma with Honors Criteria|
OAC 3301-13-07, -16-01, -02
Revises criteria for awarding the diploma with honors for both the college preparatory and career-technical curriculum options, effective with the Class of 2011. Reduces criteria eligible students must meet to 7 out of 8 for both curriculum options (through Cl...
|MD||Adopted 02/2007||P-12||Alternative Ways to Earn a High School Diploma|
Ensures state alignment with national policies of the American Council on Education and consistency within the operations of the Maryland State Department of Education. Extends eligibility to students who obtained a Maryland High School Certificate of Program ...
|OR||Adopted 01/2007||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Increases high school graduation requirements:
Math: Eff. Class of 2014, the 3 units of math will be Algebra I level and above.
Science: Eff. Class of 2012, science units increase from 2 to 3. Two of the 3 units must be lab sciences.
|Graduation Requirements and Advanced Opportunities|
Increases total number of credits required for high school graduation to 46 credits (23 Carnegie units) starting with the 2013 graduating class. Increases math requirements to 3 units and science requirements to 3 units. Requires students to take the ACT, SAT,...
|MI||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Personal High School Curriculum for Students|
Makes technical changes to requirements for high school graduation; provides that a parent may request a personal curriculum that modifies student standard requirements; amends provisions regarding a school psychologist; provides for an emancipated minor; prov...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12|
|Admissions and Remediation|
S.B. 311 -- Sec. 3345.06
Beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year, each state university listed in section 3345.011 of the Revised Code, except for Central state university, Shawnee state university, and Youngstown state university, is to permit a resident of this state who entered ...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Honors Diploma|
S.B. 311 - Sec. 3313.61
One provision prohibits an honors diploma being granted to a student who is subject to the Ohio core curriculum but elections a lesser curriculum option.http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=126_SB_311...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Competency-Based Credits|
S.B. 311-- Sec. 3313.603 (J)
Directs the state board of education, in consultation with the Ohio board of regents and the partnership for continued learning, to adopt a statewide plan implementing methods for students to earn units of high school credit based on a demonstration of subject...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Alternatives for Students Not Completing the Ohio Core|
S.B. 311-- 3313.603(D)
Provides that a student who enters grade 9 in the 2010-2011 through 2013-2014 school years may graduate from high school even though the student has not completed the Ohio core curriculum defined in section 3313.603(C) (the Ohio core curriculum will be the sta...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Students in Dropout Prevention and Recovery Program|
S.B. 311-- Sec. 3313.603(F)
Provides that a student in a dropout prevention and recovery program may graduate from high school by completing a competency-based instructional program administered by the dropout prevention and recovery program instead of the Ohio core curriculum. The progr...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Ohio Core Graduation Requirements|
S.B. 311-- Sec. 3313.603(A), (B), (C) Part 1, (K) adn (L)
Increases high school graduation requirements for students entering grade 9 during the 2010-2011 school year (Class of 2014). Increases math units from 3 to 4; requires one unit of Algebra II or its equivalent. Existing 3-unit requirement in science calls for ...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||S.B. 311 -- Sec. 3313.6014|
Requires local boards to adopt procedures for notifying each high school student's parent of the requirements of the Ohio core curriculum (high school graduation requirements effective with the Class of 2011) and that a consequence of not completing the curric...
|OR||Adopted 12/2006||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
Increases the diploma requirements for mathematics from 2 credits to 3 credits and English from 3 credits to 4 credits. http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/0107_Bulletin/0107_ch581_bulletin.html (bottom of page)...
|MD||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||American Sign Language as Foreign Language Credit|
Amends rules to the Board of Education. Allows students to use American Sign Language as an alternative to foreign language in fulfilling graduation requirements. MARYLAND 10858
|TX||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
TX 19 TAC 74.61 through 74.64
Increases the requirements for the Recommended and Distinguished high school curriculum options effective with the Class of 2011. Increases the total number of units required for both these options from 24 to 26. Increases Carnegie unit requirements in both ma...
|WV||Adopted 11/2006||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Title 126, Series 42
Effective for incoming freshmen beginning the 2008-2009 school year, increases high school graduation requirements to include 4 credits of reading and English language arts, 4 credits of mathematics, 4 credits of social studies, and 3 credits of science. The ...
|UT||Adopted 09/2006||P-12||Elementary & Secondary School Core Curriculum|
Outlines core curriculum requirements for K-12; increases the state minimum required units of credit for high school graduation in language arts from 3 to 4, and in mathematics and science from 2 to 3 effective for students graduating in the 2010-2011 school y...
|WV||Adopted 09/2006||P-12||Program/Curriculum Requirements|
Title 126, Series 42
Amends rules regarding the pre-K & K-12 program or curriculum requirements; reduces the amount of required teaching time for English Language Arts and Reading in middle school; changes pathway options to high school graduation from 3 to 2; requires a minimum n...
|UT||Adopted 09/2006||P-12||Transfer of Credits|
Requires public schools to accept credit and grades from schools accredited by Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bulletin/2006/20060701/28809.htm...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2006||P-12||Credit Transfers from Dept. of Defense Schools|
Requires the State Board of Education to establish a liaison with the U.S. Department of Defense and school districts to examine course credit transfer issues and establish guidelines for course credit transfer, and to help integrate military dependents into n...
|DE||Adopted 08/2006||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
DE 14 DAC 505
Effective with the Class of 2011, increases the number of units of math for high school graduation from 3 to 4, and specifies that those units be completed in geometry, Algebra I and Algebra II. Eliminates unit requirement in computer literacy; directs compute...
|UT||Adopted 08/2006||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Amends graduation requirements effective with the Class of 2011. Increases required English units from 3 to 4; increases required math and science units from 2 to 3. Increases minimum number of units for high school graduation to 24.
Starting page 6 of 9: http...
|TX||Adopted 07/2006||P-12||Foreign Language Courses and Tech Prep Progam|
19 TAC 2.74.D.74.43, .44
Allows for students who are at higher proficiency levels to meet the graduation requirements by taking higher level language courses. Clarifies that Tech prep is a program of study, not a course. TEXAS 99898...
|VA||Rule Adoption 07/2006||P-12||Standards For Accrediting Public Schools|
8 VAC 20-131-10 thru -320 non seq.
Amends regulations establishing standards for accrediting public schools in Virginia. The amendments include additional options for students to meet the requirements for graduation; change the methodology for calculating accreditation ratings; create greater ...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Financial Literacy|
Requires the state board to develop curricula, materials, and guidelines for school boards to use in implementing a program of instruction on financial literacy within current courses offered in public high schools. Creates the Financial Literacy Fund as a spe...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||High School|
S.B. 2272 - Section 1-4
Directs school districts and nonpublic accredited schools to report graduation rates using the definition of graduation rate specified by the National Governors Association (NGA). Also directs districts and accredited nonpublic schools to report the following:...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
H.B. 2792 - Section 33 and 50
Directs the department of education to use funds appropriated for graduation requirements under division II of the bill to assist districts with the implementation of graduation requirements established pursuant to section 256.7, subsection 26, as amended by 2...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Plan for Completing Core Curriculum|
S.B. 2272 - Section 13
Requires each high school student's plan for completing the core curriculum to include career options and to identify the coursework needed in grades nine through twelve to support the student's postsecondary education and career options. Provides that if the...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Florida Secondary School Redesign Act|
H.B. 7087 - Section 19
Defines secondary schools as those serving grades 6-12. Specifies that the following guiding principles must be used in the annual preparation of each secondary school's improvement plan:
(a) Struggling students, especially those in failing schools, need th...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
H.B. 7087 - Section 23 (1) and (2)
Amends high school graduation requirements effective for the Class of 2011. Adds "reading for information" as area of major concentration in 4 units of English required. Increases math requirement from 3 to 4 units and encourages districts to set specific go...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements for Students with Disabilities|
H.B. 7087 - Section 23 (3) - (8)
Requires local boards to modify basic courses, as necessary, to to assure exceptional students the opportunity to meet the graduation requirements for a standard diploma, using one of the following strategies:
1. Assignment of the exceptional student to an exc...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Accelerated High School Graduation Options|
H.B. 7087 - Section 24
Amends requirements for 3-year diplomas effective with the Class of 2010. Eliminates honors classes and classes weighted by the district for class ranking purposes (that do not fall under any of the other allowed categories) from options from which students m...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
S.B. 1792 - Section 2
Shifts 2005 changes in high school graduation requirements from section 11-111 to 11-103.6 of education code. Defines the graduation requirements effective for the Class of 2010 as the "college preparatory/work ready" curriculum. Modifies 3 units social stud...
|NY||Adopted 05/2006||P-12||State Graduation and Diploma Requirements for Mathematics and Science|
Title 8 NYCRR section 100.5
Amends requirements for Regents or local high school and Regents diploma with avanced designation.
Regents or local high school diploma:
Three units of credit of mathematics more advanced than 8th grade level and that meet commencement-level learning standar...
|IN||Emergency Rule Adoption 05/2006||P-12||Academic Honors Diploma|
511 IAC 6-7-6.5
Clarifies that a student who as earned an international baccalaureate degree is eligible to receive an academic honors diploma. http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/xml/old-ir/Vol29/10Jul/06E511060163.pdf...
|AL||Rule Adoption 05/2006||P-12||Computer Applications and Electives|
AAC 290-3-1-.02 (8)(h)1,2
Establishes rules providing consistency with the Alabama High School Diploma option format and alignment of the required one-half credit of Computer Applications, which will allow the student to choose an additional one-half credit elective. Defines the three ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Academic Standards and Graduation Requirements|
Requires the commissioner of education to revise and align the state's academic standards and high school graduation requirements in various years. Certain requirements for each subject area specified. The commissioner must revise and appropriately embed tech...
|IL||Adopted 04/2006||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
23 IAC 1.440
Changes reference to "career education" to "career and technical education." Clarifies differences between courses high schools must offer, courses students must take, and courses students must pass to graduate. Clarifies that all high school students must t...
|MI||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Provides for required high school curriculum; provides that beginning with pupils schedule to graduate from high school in 2010, a student may not receive a high school diploma unless the student completes 4 units of math, including algebra I, geometry and alg...
|MI||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||New High School Graduation Requirements|
Establishes statewide high school graduation requirements effective with the class of 2010, including 4 units English; 3 units science, including biology and either chemistry or physics. Strongly encourages students to complete a fourth credit in science, such...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Iowa Studies|
Requires the department of cultural affairs to develop an Iowa studies professional development plan that includes professional development materials and training measures to provide teachers in the state with effective ways to infuse Iowa studies into their c...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Alternative Diploma|
Directs the department of education to design and implement an alternative high school diploma for students who are interested in direct entry into the workforce immediately following high school graduation.
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Academic Honors Diploma|
H.B. 1347 Section 17
Requires to state board to adopt rules to amend the academic honors course requirement rules to allow for a high school student who has earned an international baccalaureate degree to be eligible to receive an academic honors diploma. Allows the board to adopt...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||U.S. Savings Bonds for Students Earning Academic Honors Diploma|
Allows districts that before January 1, 2006 purchased U.S. savings bonds for graduates who earned an academic honors diploma to continue to do so for students graduating in 2006 and 2007. http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2006/SE/SE0231.1.html...
|LA||Adopted 03/2006||P-12||Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices|
LAC 28:CXI.312, 316 and 1351
Permits seniors who wish to retest for diploma endorsements to test during the fall retest. Provides guidelines and rules about administrative error that may occur during statewide assessment. Provides guidelines and rules regarding cell phones and other elect...
|IN||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Proficiency-Based Credit and Early Graduation|
Allows a student to demonstrate proficiency and receive credits in a subject area required for high school graduation or for an academic honors diploma in a manner other than by classroom work. Allows credit to be awarded through any of the following methods:...
|WA||Signed into law/partial veto 03/2006||P-12||Career/Technical Graduation Option|
Declares an intent to create a rigorous, high quality career and technical high school graduation option that assures students meet state standards in fundamental academic content areas, but also reflects nationally recognized standards for the knowledge and s...
|KY||Adopted 02/2006||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
704 KAR 3:305 (section 2 and 4)
Section 2: Effective with the Class of 2012: Requires 3rd unit of math to be completed in Algebra II and bars student from receiving math credit for prealgebra course (prealgebra may be applied toward elective credit). Requires 3 units of science to be lab-ba...
|LA||Adopted 12/2005||P-12||Advanced Placement for Graduation Credit|
LAC 28:CXV.2319 and 2363
Allows Advanced Placement (AP) European History and American Government courses to meet graduation requirements.
Page 8 of 106 http://www.doa.state.la.us/osr/reg/0512/0512RUL.pdf
AGENCY CONTACT: Nina A Ford, Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Box 94...
|MO||Adopted 12/2005||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
5 CSR 50-345.300
Modifies high school graduation requirements effective with the Class of 2010. Increases total number of units students must earn from 22 to 24. Adds .5 unit personal finance, .5 unit health education course. Increases Communication Arts (language arts) from...
|OR||Signed into law 09/2005||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
Amends ORS 332.114. In order to receive a high school diploma from a school district, a student must meet the requirements established by the State Board of Education and, while in grades 9 through 12, must complete:
(a) At least 24 credit hours, as defined by...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Increases high school graduation requirements in math from 2 to 3 units, effective with the Class of 2009. Effective with the Class of 2010, adds 2 units of writing intensive courses (in addition to 3 units of language arts) to high school graduation requireme...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 07/2005||P-12||State Assessment, Graduation and Diploma Requirements|
100.5 Title 8 NYCRR
Revises requirements for obtaining a Regents high school diploma, a Regents diploma with advanced designation, and a local high school diploma. This amendment phases in the 65 passing score on the five required Regents exams to meet graduation requirements: ...
|MN||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Graduation requirments|
H.F. 141 - Multiple Components
Upon receiving a student's application signed by the student's parent or guardian, a school district, area learning center, or charter school must declare that a student meets or exceeds a specific academic standard required for graduation under this section i...
|MS||Rule Adoption 05/2005||P-12||Academic and Elective Carnegie Unit Credit|
Approves the granting of academic and elective Carnegie unit credit for certain Vocational and Technical secondary course offerings to meet the requirements for high school graduation in response to the call for additional rigor in high school coursework and ...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12|
Eliminates multi-tiered diplomas in Delaware, establishing instead the "State of Delaware High School Diploma" to each student graduating from a Delaware public high school, beginning with the Class of 2008. Mandates that, beginning with the Class of 2008, dip...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Academic Honors Diploma Awards|
H.B. 1001 (Section 201)
Districts are eligible for the academic honors diploma awards according to the number of students who successfully completed an academic honors diploma program in the school year ending in the previous calendar year. Reduces the amount for which districts are ...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements and Exit Exams|
Provides that high school diplomas issued in 2005 will be the same as were awarded in 2004. States that in 2006, the department must award a "State of Delaware High School Diploma" to a student who completes the state course requirements, or the district requ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
S.B. 982, Section 7
Beginning with ninth-grade students enrolled in the 2008-2009 school year, three units or sets of competencies in mathematics must be completed in the ninth through twelfth grades; provided, if a student completes any required courses in mathematics prior to n...
|IN||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12|
|Core 40 Curriculum|
Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, requires, with certain exceptions, a student to complete the Core 40 curriculum in order to graduate from high school. Beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year, requires, with certain exceptions, a student to have co...
|MS||Rule Adoption 04/2005||P-12||Public School Accountability Standards|
Amends rules concerning Public School Accountability Standards. Beginning school year 2008-2009 and thereafter, all entering ninth grade students (seniors of school year 2011-2012 and later) will be enrolled in a college preparatory curriculum and required to ...
|MD||Rule Adoption 04/2005||P-12||State Board Of Education|
COMAR 13A.02.06.02, 13A.0801.01, .08.02.01
Revises the Maryland Student Records System Manual (MSRSM) as a result of recent changes regarding health and graduation requirements. State assessments, prekindergarten requirements, kindergarten and prekindergarten phase-in dates, enrollment and transfers, a...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Graduation Credit|
Beginning in the 2005-2006 school year, provides an elective credit towards high school graduation for serving as a student mentor. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb1043.pdf...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Public School Graduation Requirement|
Requires one-half unit in New Mexico history for students entering the ninth grade beginning in the 2005-2006
school year as part of the units required for graduation.
|OK||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Physical Education|
Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, the state board of Education must require, as a condition of accreditation, that school districts provide to all students physical education programs which may include athletics. The state board must also require that ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Credits for Industry Certification|
Directs the Board of Education to provide for the award of verified credits for passing scores on industry certifications, state licensure examinations, and national occupational competency assessments approved by the Board of Education. School boards shall re...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Sports Activities|
Defines "organized physical activity course." Beginning in the 2005-2006 school year, allows a student in grades 9-12 successfully completing an organized physical activity course meeting certain specifications to earn .5 unit of physical education credit towa...
|SD||Rule Adoption 03/2005||P-12||Study Courses/Licensure/Certification/Endorsements|
24:15:03:04, 24:15:06:22, 24:15:06:36, 24:15:06:37, 24:15:01:01, 24:16:08:16, 24:16:08:59, 24:03:01:01, 24:03:06:06.01, 24:03:06:31, 24:03:06:32
Creates definitions for three proposed high school courses of study. "Advanced high school program," the required course of study every student must complete, unless a student is excused, to satisfy the requirements for the recommended high school program as e...
|IN||Adopted 02/2005||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
511 IAC 6-7.1
Adds 511 IAC 6-7.1, effective with the graduating class of 2010, to adopt new minimum high school graduation requirements, adopt new Core 40 diploma requirements, and adopt Core 40 with academic honors and Core 40 with technical honors diplomas to replace the ...
|WA||Rule Adoption 11/2004||P-12||High School and Beyond Plan|
Adopts rules relating to the high school and beyond plan and culminating graduation requirements. Requires implementation of both via a written district policy. Provides a link within the rules from the culminating project to the high school and beyond plan. W...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Inclusion of Documents in History-Social Science Framework|
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
Section 2: Repeals the requirement that pupils in American government and civics courses required for high school graduation read and be taught specified documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and the Gettysburg Ad...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||Algebra Coursework for High School Diploma|
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Exempts a pupil who, prior to enrollment in grade 9, completes coursework in algebra that meets or exceeds the rigor of the state board content standards for Algebra I, from the high school graduation requirement that at least one course, or a combination of t...
|SD||Adopted 09/2004||P-12||Curriculum/Content Requirements|
24:14:04:12.01, 12.02; 15:06:33, 36; 03:06:06.05, 15:01:01; 16:01:01, 05:03; 06:01, 02, 03, 07:01; 16:07:01, 02, 03, 08:01 thru 58 (Non-Seq.), 09:03 thru 05, 10:06 and 07
Eliminates requirement that evidence of completion of all required sections of the Dakota STEP assessment must appear on the student's transcript before graduation may be authorized and a signed diploma may be issued; Removes curriculum and special education d...
|TX||Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Texas Success Initiative|
19 TAC 1.4.C.4.54
Amends rules concerning exemption from the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative. Exempts high school students who achieve certain standards on the Mathematics and/or English/Language Arts sections of the exit-level Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Ski...
|AL||Emergency Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Individualized Education Program/IEP|
Establishes rules amending language to include the requirements for the Alabama Occupational Diploma. ALABAMA REG 6717 (SN)...
|AL||Emergency Rule Adoption 07/2004||P-12||Alabama Occupational Diploma|
Establishes rules amending language to move the requirements for the Alabama Occupational Diploma to 290-3-1-.02(8)(g). ...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||State High School Diploma Issuance|
Authorizes and directs the Department of Education to conduct alignment studies on additional academic indicators to be used for diploma granting decisions; specifies that no additional indicators will be approved until the alignment studies have been complete...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2004||P-12||Colorado High School Commission|
Creates a High School Commission to assess the quality of education provided in the state's public high schools and to make recommendations to school districts and the general assembly by December 31, 2004. The commission should address at least the following...
|CO||Signed by Governor 06/2004||P-12||Financial Education Curriculum|
Encourages each school district and charter school to adopt a financial literacy curriculum and to make successful completion of the program a graduation requirement. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/88DE0C519CF9551087256D790053005C?Op...
|MD||Rule Adoption 05/2004||P-12||Standards for Kindergarten Programs|
COMAR 13A.03.01, .01, .04, 13A.03.02, .01-.12
Proposes rules regarding standards for kindergarten programs and graduation requirements for public high schools. MARYLAND REG 9845 (SN)...
|DE||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||High School Diploma Issuance|
Requires the Department of Education to award diplomas based on current rules and regulations for students who graduate in 2004; allows the national panel of experts to examine the performance levels and math cut scores of the Student Testing Program and deter...
|FL||Signed by Governor 05/2004||P-12|
|Accelerated High School Graduation, High Stakes Testing, Reading Deficiencies|
Revises course requirements in college & career preparatory accelerated high school graduation program; amends requirements for grade point average that must be earned; establishes requirements for selection of accelerated graduation options; authorizes SAT & ...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Schools|
Relates to curriculum requirements for high school graduation; authorizes technology center school districts to offer certain programs; requires approval of State Board of Education and district board of education; prescribes certain teacher certification requ...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12|
|American Sign Language|
Concerns the treatment of American Sign Language as a foreign language in education that counts toward graduation requirements. http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/olls/sl2004a/sl_74.htm...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Military Basic Training Completion Credit|
Authorizes school districts and nonpublic schools to apply credit toward graduation under the state education program for successful completion of military basic training. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook...
|DE||Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements and Diplomas|
14 DAC 505
Amends rules regarding credit requirements for High School Graduation, diplomas and certificate of performance, options for awarding credit toward high school graduation by combining them into a single regulation, graduation requirements and diplomas. Amends r...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||State Assessment Standards|
1) The high school assessment system shall include but need not be limited to the Washington assessment of student learning, opportunities for a student to retake the content areas of the assessment in which the student was not successful, and if approved by t...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Public Education Amendments|
Modifies the membership and terms of the nominating and recruiting committee that selects candidates for membership on the State Board of Education (from 4 year terms to 2-year terms, nominated by the governor); provides definitions: "Competency" means a demon...
|AL||Emergency Rule Adoption 03/2004||P-12||High School Diploma|
AAC 290-3-1-.02-.01; -4-2-.02-.01
Provides emergency regulation to effective change for those eligible for a regular high school diploma in the Spring of 2004. ALABAMA REG 6513 (SN)...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Relates to education; establishes requirements for high school graduation and student curriculum plans....
|SD||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Basic High School Program|
Provides for a basic high school program and a recommended high school program; requires most students to complete the recommended one; sets forth procedures for determining eligibility of school districts to receive state foundation aid....
|TX||Adopted 12/2003||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
§74.51. Amends high school graduation requirements. http://www.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tacupdates/december2003/ch074e.pdf...
|NY||Emergency Rule Adoption 12/2003||P-12||State Assessments and Graduation/Diploma Requirements|
Title 8 NYCRR 100.5
Revises requirements for obtaining a Regents high school diploma, a Regents diploma with advanced designation, and a local high school diploma. NEW YORK REG 16393 (SN)...
|VA||Emergency Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||General Achievement Diploma|
8 VAC 20-680-10
Establishes emergency rules to clarify and update the definition of 'diploma candidate' to eliminate any confusion in school divisions. Increases the options for individuals to earn a diploma. VIRGINIA REG 440 (SN)...
|OK||Emergency Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Allows district board to make exceptions to state high school graduation requirements for students who move to this state from another state after their junior year of high school.
(A) After a student from another state enrolls in an accredited Oklahoma high ...
|TX||Rule Adoption 11/2003||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
19 TAC 2.74.E.74.51 thru 74.54
Establishes new rules relating to curriculum requirements. Establishes graduation requirements for students entering Grade 9 beginning with the school year 2004-2005 and thereafter. TEXAS REG 89923 (SN)...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2003||P-12||Vocational Education and Graduation Requirements|
Amends existing law that requires the superintendent of public instruction to develop a model curriculum framework for implementation of career and technical education in consultation with an advisory group. Encourages advisory group to identify career technic...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Expulsions; Graduation Requirements; Special Education|
Revises the review day for expulsions; Provides that if a pupil completes algebra coursework in grades 7 or 8, the pupil is not exempt for the high school graduation requirement for algebra; Revises deadlines for individualized education programs; Includes oth...
|MS||Rule Adoption 09/2003||P-12||State Board of Education Policy IHF-1|
Establishes rules pertaining to State Board of Education policy IHF-1. Revises the high school exit examinations required for graduation. MISSISSIPPI REG 8845 (SN)...
|WY||Rule Adoption 08/2003||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
(Uncodified) Ch. 31
Prescribes uniform student content and performance standards for the common core of knowledge and the common core of skills specified for all public schools in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health, physical education, foreign language, c...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||High School Graduation|
Provides learning opportunities for out-of-state and out-of- country transfer students and students needing additional instruction to meet high school graduation requirements; provides requirements for certain transfer students; provides for alternate assessme...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||High School Equivalency Program|
S. B. 1470 amends the Education Code to permit any school district or open-enrollment charter school to apply for authorization to operate a
program under the section on high school equivalency programs. The bill deletes language that restricts such authorizat...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Education|
Directs school districts and public charter schools to offer instruction in specified subjects that meets academic content standards adopted by the State Board of Education; directs school boards to implement Certificate of Initial Mastery in mathematics, scie...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Adult Education|
Defines an adult as a person who is not enrolled in a public school program, eliminates the requirement that local or regional board of education eligible expenditures for adult education for computer equipment not exceed five per cent of the total expenditure...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Course Credits and Diploma Eligibility|
S.P. 328 (LD 987)
Makes the law regarding transfer of credit for equivalent instruction at nonapproved private schools consistent with earned credit for home school instruction by adding the authority for a principal to require student testing before transferring credit for equ...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12|
|Special Education Students|
Deletes requirement that the high school life management skills course be taken at specific grade levels; requires certain test accommodations and modifications of procedures for students with disabilities; requires award of a standard diploma to a student wit...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Government course graduation requirement|
Makes satisfactory completion of a course on federal and state civil government a requirement of high school graduation in the state; directs each school district board to convene a community forum periodically to discuss adopted standards in civics and gradua...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Service Learning, Character Education|
Local boards or heads of a nonpublic school may require service learning units for a service learning endorsement on a high school diploma or as a condition of graduation (in Iowa, all high school graduation requirements are determined at the district level). ...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Graduation Requirements for Out of State Students|
Prior to September 1, 2003, the state board must adopt rules to ensure that students who transfer into an Oklahoma school district from out of state after the junior year of high school of the student shall not be denied, due to differing graduation requiremen...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||High School Student Graduation|
Requires next-step plans for high school students in which the students set personal post-high-school goals; requires a final next-step plan as prerequisite for graduation....
|SD||Rule Adoption 04/2003||P-12||Requirements for High School Graduation and Credits|
Amends rules regarding the requirement of three mathematics credits for high school graduation and the allotment for graduation credit for completion of Algebra I in 8th grade. SOUTH DAKOTA REG 3894 (SN)...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Section 22-13-1.1. Increases graduation requirements: 4 units of English, with major emphasis on grammar and literature; 3 units of math, at least one of which is equivalent to algebra 1 or higher; 2 units of science, one of which has a lab requiremen...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Attendance Law|
Amends the compulsory attendance law to reflect changes in the general education diploma requirements.http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB1457.pdf...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Curriculum and Graduation Requirements|
S.B. 154 (Omnibus Bill)
Section 53A-13-108 is a new section of law requiring the state board to establish rigorous curriculum and graduation requirements for grades 9-12, beginning no later than with the graduating class of 2007. These must (1) use competency-based standards and ass...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Cost-Benefit Analysis of Pre-Kindergarten, Mandatory Kindergarten and Occupational Diplomas|
Requires the department of education to conduct a needs assessment to determine what areas do not currently have pre-kindergarten programs, and a cost-benefit analysis creating statewide pre-kindergarten programs. Requires department to perform cost-benefit a...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Marching Band as P.E. Credit Towards Graduation|
Permits completion of one semester of marching band with grade C or better to be included as 1/2 credit of physical education graduation requirement. See bill section 132, page 354, line 27 ff: www.leg.state.fl.us/data/session/2002E/Senate/bills/billtext/pdf/s...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Standard High School Diploma to Certain GED Recipients|
Mandates the state board to adopt rules permitting any GED recipient who meets certain criteria to be awarded a standard high school diploma. See bill section 133, page 365, line 3 ff: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/data/session/2002E/Senate/bills/billtext/pdf/s00...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||High School Graduation Requirements|
Modifies high school graduation requirements; adds certain courses which count for the core curriculum requirements; modifies credit granting requirement; directs certain school district to adopt class schedules which allow enrollment at a technology center sc...
|WY||Signed into law 03/2002||P-12||Graduation Standards|
Requires state board to set proficiency standards. Modifies requirements for graduation; imposes different types of student proficiency with respect to performance standards; imposes assessment duties upon school districts; conforms statutory provisions accor...
|CA||Signed into law 01/2002||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Course of Study|
Commencing with the 2003–04 school year and each year thereafter, at least one course, or a combination of the two courses in mathematics required to be completed by pupils in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, prior to receiving a diploma of graduation from high scho...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Competency in Writing|
Expands graduation requirements to include passing a state competency test in writing....
|VA||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
Relates to a standard diploma; restores language in the Standards of Quality that was unintentionally deleted by legislation reorganizing in the 2000 Session; provides that the requirements for a standard diploma shall include at least two sequential electives...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2000||P-12||Algebra Required for High School Graduation|
Specifies that as part of an adopted course of study for grades 7 to 12, algebra must be included as part of the mathematics instruction required for a student to graduate from high school....
|OK||Signed into law 07/2000||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
H.B. 2728 (Omnibus Bill)
High School graduation requirements:
- Abolishes the dual diploma system by repealing the Diploma of Honor and restoring the Certificate of Distinction option;
- Adds attainment of competencies as method of satisfying core course requirements;
- Requires cour...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||High School Civics Graduation Requirement|
Requires one half credit in civics as part of the 3 credit social studies requirement for high school graduation....
|MN||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Profiles of Learning|
Amends the Profile of Learning. Highlights: Allows districts to phase in the number of content standards required of students for graduation; empowers teachers to participate in the decision about student standard requirements; allows districts to permit this...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
Relates to education; amends state graduation requirements; amends graduation rules....
|OK||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
H.B. 2728 (Omnibus Bill)
Effective 2002-2003 school year -- to graduate with a standard diploma, students must complete core curriculum units or sets of competencies in the following: 4 language arts (1 grammar/composition, 3 of either American, English or World Literature, Advanced E...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Department of Education related to graduation requirements....