|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 gr...
|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...
|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) pu...
|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-cred...
|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 in...
|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 academ...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2013||P-12||Teacher Language Proficiency and Council|
Partially from bill analysis: Creates the bilingual education advisory council and allows for the establishment of a statewide seal of bilin...
|NM||Vetoed 04/2013||P-12||Certain School Tests as Competence|
Denies a New Mexico diploma of excellence if the student has not demonstrated competence in the subject areas of math, reading and language ...
|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 o...
|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 requir...
|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 standardize...
|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 strengt...
|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 schoo...
|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 t...
|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 Internation...
|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...
|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, regulati...
|LA||To governor 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, particu...
|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 jo...
|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 s...
|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 requi...
|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 Se...
|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 s...
|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 lea...
|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...
|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 S...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 i...
|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 ...
|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 comp...
|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 requ...
|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 proficienc...
|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...
|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 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 compl...
|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 ...
|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 diplom...
|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. Esta...
|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 m...
|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 cur...
|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...
|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 credi...
|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...
|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...
|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 t...
|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 fos...
|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...
|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) I...
|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 te...
|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. Rep...
|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 s...
|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...
|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 tra...
|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 ch...
|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 ...
|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 p...
|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:...
|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 su...
|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 pre...
|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 ...
|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 su...
|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 a...
|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 ...
|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 go...
|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 un...
|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 ...
|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...
|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...
|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 requireme...
|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 req...
|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...
|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 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 Enterpri...
|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. Stude...
|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. ...
|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 statew...
|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 ...
|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 pro...
|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-o...
|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 ...
|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 langua...
|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 educa...
|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 i...
|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://w...
|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...
|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...
|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 e...
|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 be...
|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. Author...
|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...
|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 ...
|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 fo...
|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 Acade...
|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://ww...
|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 ...
|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...
|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 curriculu...
|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 requiremen...
|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...
|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 2...
|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 natur...
|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 hou...
|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 b...
|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 proj...
|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 wh...
|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 credi...
|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 m...
|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 co...
|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...
|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 Hig...
|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...
|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 e...
|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 sub...
|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...
|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 cr...
|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...
|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 ...
|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...
|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, 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; relat...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 publ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 d...
|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...
|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 th...
|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 ...
|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 grad...
|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 educat...
|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 pro...
|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 complet...
|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 ...
|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 sc...
|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 tech...
|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 asse...
|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 minimu...
|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 chan...
|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. Prov...
|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,...
|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 a...
|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 requir...
|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 (gradu...
|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 ...
|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 ex...
|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...
|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 Opportuni...
|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 ...
|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 lea...
|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 distr...
|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 ...
|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...
|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 ...
|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 r...
|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 ...
|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 fo...
|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. Esta...
|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. R...
|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 Eng...
|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...
|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, t...
|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 ...
|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 sc...
|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...
|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 o...
|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 standa...
|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 c...
|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 eig...
|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
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 wi...
|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 St...
|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.
|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 cl...
|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 s...
|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 u...
|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 curri...
|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 ...
|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 stu...
|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 instruct...
|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...
|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 (h...
|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.st...
|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 gr...
|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 ...
|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 r...
|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 ...
|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 Languag...
|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...
|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 cred...
|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 uni...
|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 s...
|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. Clarif...
|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 student...
|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 o...
|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 th...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 preparat...
|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 i...
|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 requir...
|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 fo...
|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 requir...
|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:
|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.i...
|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 ...
|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...
|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,...
|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 m...
|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, incl...
|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 ...
|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 ent...
|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 earn...
|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...
|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 hon...
|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 st...
|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 cr...
|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.d...
|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...
|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 th...
|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,...
|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 diplo...
|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 schoo...
|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...
|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 fr...
|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 hon...
|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 ...
|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 comple...
|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 gradua...
|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 stu...
|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...
|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://w...
|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 uni...
|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 ...
|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 e...
|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 completin...
|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 stud...
|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...
|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 writ...
|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 tau...
|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 cont...
|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 trans...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2004||P-12||Prairie State Achievement Exam|
Amends the School Code. Provides that no student shall receive a regular diploma without taking the Prairie State Achievement Exam. Provides...
|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 st...
|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 gra...
|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 ...
|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...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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; 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.s...
|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 complet...
|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 ...
|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 f...
|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 Ed...
|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 65...
|AL||Adopted 03/2004||P-12||Alternate Requirements for Students Failing Exit Test|
Allows high schools to confer the High School Diploma on students with disabilities who have failed a subject area test of the Graduation Ex...
|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...
|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 diplo...
|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. Incr...
|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...
|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 ...
|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 car...
|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 t...
|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. MI...
|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 al...
|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 h...
|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...
|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...
|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 educ...
|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 ...
|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 accommodatio...
|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; direct...
|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 o...
|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 ...
|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...
|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 c...
|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...
|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/...
|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...
|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, ...
|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 req...
|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...
|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 grantin...
|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 wit...
|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 re...
|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...
|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 req...
|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...
|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 graduatio...
|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...
|SC||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Graduation Requirements|
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Department of Education related to graduation requirements....