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Public Act 099-0434


 

Public Act 0434 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 099-0434
 
HB4025 EnrolledLRB099 10024 NHT 30245 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
27-22 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/27-22)  (from Ch. 122, par. 27-22)
    Sec. 27-22. Required high school courses.
    (a) As a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma,
each pupil entering the 9th grade in the 1984-1985 school year
through the 2004-2005 school year must, in addition to other
course requirements, successfully complete the following
courses:
        (1) three years of language arts;
        (2) two years of mathematics, one of which may be
    related to computer technology;
        (3) one year of science;
        (4) two years of social studies, of which at least one
    year must be history of the United States or a combination
    of history of the United States and American government;
    and
        (5) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include American
    Sign Language or (D) vocational education.
    (b) As a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma,
each pupil entering the 9th grade in the 2005-2006 school year
must, in addition to other course requirements, successfully
complete all of the following courses:
        (1) Three years of language arts.
        (2) Three years of mathematics.
        (3) One year of science.
        (4) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
    year must be history of the United States or a combination
    of history of the United States and American government.
        (5) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include American
    Sign Language, or (D) vocational education.
    (c) As a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma,
each pupil entering the 9th grade in the 2006-2007 school year
must, in addition to other course requirements, successfully
complete all of the following courses:
        (1) Three years of language arts.
        (2) Two years of writing intensive courses, one of
    which must be English and the other of which may be English
    or any other subject. When applicable, writing-intensive
    courses may be counted towards the fulfillment of other
    graduation requirements.
        (3) Three years of mathematics, one of which must be
    Algebra I and one of which must include geometry content.
        (4) One year of science.
        (5) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
    year must be history of the United States or a combination
    of history of the United States and American government.
        (6) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include American
    Sign Language, or (D) vocational education.
    (d) As a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma,
each pupil entering the 9th grade in the 2007-2008 school year
must, in addition to other course requirements, successfully
complete all of the following courses:
        (1) Three years of language arts.
        (2) Two years of writing intensive courses, one of
    which must be English and the other of which may be English
    or any other subject. When applicable, writing-intensive
    courses may be counted towards the fulfillment of other
    graduation requirements.
        (3) Three years of mathematics, one of which must be
    Algebra I and one of which must include geometry content.
        (4) Two years of science.
        (5) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
    year must be history of the United States or a combination
    of history of the United States and American government.
        (6) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include American
    Sign Language, or (D) vocational education.
    (e) As a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma,
each pupil entering the 9th grade in the 2008-2009 school year
or a subsequent school year must, in addition to other course
requirements, successfully complete all of the following
courses:
        (1) Four years of language arts.
        (2) Two years of writing intensive courses, one of
    which must be English and the other of which may be English
    or any other subject. When applicable, writing-intensive
    courses may be counted towards the fulfillment of other
    graduation requirements.
        (3) Three years of mathematics, one of which must be
    Algebra I, one of which must include geometry content, and
    one of which may be an Advanced Placement computer science
    course if the pupil successfully completes Algebra II or an
    integrated mathematics course with Algebra II content.
        (4) Two years of science.
        (5) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
    year must be history of the United States or a combination
    of history of the United States and American government and
    at least one semester must be civics, which shall help
    young people acquire and learn to use the skills,
    knowledge, and attitudes that will prepare them to be
    competent and responsible citizens throughout their lives.
    Civics course content shall focus on government
    institutions, the discussion of current and controversial
    issues, service learning, and simulations of the
    democratic process. School districts may utilize private
    funding available for the purposes of offering civics
    education.
        (6) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include American
    Sign Language, or (D) vocational education.
    (f) The State Board of Education shall develop and inform
school districts of standards for writing-intensive
coursework.
    (f-5) If a school district offers an Advanced Placement
computer science course to high school students, then the
school board must designate that course as equivalent to a high
school mathematics course and must denote on the student's
transcript that the Advanced Placement computer science course
qualifies as a mathematics-based, quantitative course for
students in accordance with subdivision (3) of subsection (e)
of this Section.
    (g) This amendatory Act of 1983 does not apply to pupils
entering the 9th grade in 1983-1984 school year and prior
school years or to students with disabilities whose course of
study is determined by an individualized education program.
    This amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly does not
apply to pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2004-2005 school
year or a prior school year or to students with disabilities
whose course of study is determined by an individualized
education program.
    (h) The provisions of this Section are subject to the
provisions of Section 27-22.05.
(Source: P.A. 98-885, eff. 8-15-14.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2016