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1    AN ACT concerning education.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
527-22 as follows:
 
6    (105 ILCS 5/27-22)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27-22)
7    Sec. 27-22. Required high school courses.
8    (a) As a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma,
9each pupil entering the 9th grade in the 1984-1985 school year
10through the 2004-2005 school year must, in addition to other
11course requirements, successfully complete the following
12courses:
13        (1) three years of language arts;
14        (2) two years of mathematics, one of which may be
15    related to computer technology;
16        (3) one year of science;
17        (4) two years of social studies, of which at least one
18    year must be history of the United States or a combination
19    of history of the United States and American government;
20    and
21        (5) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
22    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include American
23    Sign Language or (D) vocational education.

 

 

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1    (b) As a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma,
2each pupil entering the 9th grade in the 2005-2006 school year
3must, in addition to other course requirements, successfully
4complete all of the following courses:
5        (1) Three years of language arts.
6        (2) Three years of mathematics.
7        (3) One year of science.
8        (4) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
9    year must be history of the United States or a combination
10    of history of the United States and American government.
11        (5) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
12    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include American
13    Sign Language, or (D) vocational education.
14    (c) As a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma,
15each pupil entering the 9th grade in the 2006-2007 school year
16must, in addition to other course requirements, successfully
17complete all of the following courses:
18        (1) Three years of language arts.
19        (2) Two years of writing intensive courses, one of
20    which must be English and the other of which may be English
21    or any other subject. When applicable, writing-intensive
22    courses may be counted towards the fulfillment of other
23    graduation requirements.
24        (3) Three years of mathematics, one of which must be
25    Algebra I and one of which must include geometry content.
26        (4) One year of science.

 

 

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1        (5) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
2    year must be history of the United States or a combination
3    of history of the United States and American government.
4        (6) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
5    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include American
6    Sign Language, or (D) vocational education.
7    (d) As a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma,
8each pupil entering the 9th grade in the 2007-2008 school year
9must, in addition to other course requirements, successfully
10complete all of the following courses:
11        (1) Three years of language arts.
12        (2) Two years of writing intensive courses, one of
13    which must be English and the other of which may be English
14    or any other subject. When applicable, writing-intensive
15    courses may be counted towards the fulfillment of other
16    graduation requirements.
17        (3) Three years of mathematics, one of which must be
18    Algebra I and one of which must include geometry content.
19        (4) Two years of science.
20        (5) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
21    year must be history of the United States or a combination
22    of history of the United States and American government.
23        (6) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
24    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include American
25    Sign Language, or (D) vocational education.
26    (e) As a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma,

 

 

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1each pupil entering the 9th grade in the 2008-2009 school year
2or a subsequent school year must, in addition to other course
3requirements, successfully complete all of the following
4courses:
5        (1) Four years of language arts.
6        (2) Two years of writing intensive courses, one of
7    which must be English and the other of which may be English
8    or any other subject. When applicable, writing-intensive
9    courses may be counted towards the fulfillment of other
10    graduation requirements.
11        (3) Three years of mathematics, one of which must be
12    Algebra I, one of which must include geometry content, and
13    one of which may be an Advanced Placement computer science
14    course if the pupil successfully completes Algebra II or an
15    integrated mathematics course with Algebra II content.
16        (4) Two years of science.
17        (5) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
18    year must be history of the United States or a combination
19    of history of the United States and American government and
20    at least one semester must be civics, which shall help
21    young people acquire and learn to use the skills,
22    knowledge, and attitudes that will prepare them to be
23    competent and responsible citizens throughout their lives.
24    Civics course content shall focus on government
25    institutions, the discussion of current and controversial
26    issues, service learning, and simulations of the

 

 

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1    democratic process. School districts may utilize private
2    funding available for the purposes of offering civics
3    education.
4        (6) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
5    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include American
6    Sign Language, or (D) vocational education.
7    (f) The State Board of Education shall develop and inform
8school districts of standards for writing-intensive
9coursework.
10    (f-5) If a school district offers an Advanced Placement
11computer science course to high school students, then the
12school board must designate that course as equivalent to a high
13school mathematics course and must denote on the student's
14transcript that the Advanced Placement computer science course
15qualifies as a mathematics-based, quantitative course for
16students in accordance with subdivision (3) of subsection (e)
17of this Section.
18    (g) This amendatory Act of 1983 does not apply to pupils
19entering the 9th grade in 1983-1984 school year and prior
20school years or to students with disabilities whose course of
21study is determined by an individualized education program.
22    This amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly does not
23apply to pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2004-2005 school
24year or a prior school year or to students with disabilities
25whose course of study is determined by an individualized
26education program.

 

 

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1    (h) The provisions of this Section are subject to the
2provisions of Section 27-22.05.
3(Source: P.A. 98-885, eff. 8-15-14.)