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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) (Blank).
9    (b) (Blank).
10    (c) (Blank).
11    (d) (Blank).
12    (e) As a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma,
13each pupil entering the 9th grade in the 2008-2009 school year
14or a subsequent school year must, in addition to other course
15requirements, successfully complete all of the following
17        (1) Four years of language arts.
18        (2) Two years of writing intensive courses, one of
19    which must be English and the other of which may be English
20    or any other subject. When applicable, writing-intensive
21    courses may be counted towards the fulfillment of other
22    graduation requirements.
23        (3) Three years of mathematics, one of which must be



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1    Algebra I, one of which must include geometry content, and
2    one of which may be an Advanced Placement computer science
3    course if the pupil successfully completes Algebra II or an
4    integrated mathematics course with Algebra II content. A
5    mathematics course that includes geometry content may be
6    offered as an integrated, applied, interdisciplinary, or
7    career and technical education course that prepares a
8    student for a career readiness path.
9        (4) Two years of science.
10        (5) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
11    year must be history of the United States or a combination
12    of history of the United States and American government
13    and, beginning with pupils entering the 9th grade in the
14    2016-2017 school year and each school year thereafter, at
15    least one semester must be civics, which shall help young
16    people acquire and learn to use the skills, knowledge, and
17    attitudes that will prepare them to be competent and
18    responsible citizens throughout their lives. Civics course
19    content shall focus on government institutions, the
20    discussion of current and controversial issues, service
21    learning, and simulations of the democratic process.
22    School districts may utilize private funding available for
23    the purposes of offering civics education.
24        (6) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
25    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include American
26    Sign Language, or (D) vocational education.



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1    (f) The State Board of Education shall develop and inform
2school districts of standards for writing-intensive
4    (f-5) If a school district offers an Advanced Placement
5computer science course to high school students, then the
6school board must designate that course as equivalent to a high
7school mathematics course and must denote on the student's
8transcript that the Advanced Placement computer science course
9qualifies as a mathematics-based, quantitative course for
10students in accordance with subdivision (3) of subsection (e)
11of this Section.
12    (g) This amendatory Act of 1983 does not apply to pupils
13entering the 9th grade in 1983-1984 school year and prior
14school years or to students with disabilities whose course of
15study is determined by an individualized education program.
16    This amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly does not
17apply to pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2004-2005 school
18year or a prior school year or to students with disabilities
19whose course of study is determined by an individualized
20education program.
21    (h) The provisions of this Section are subject to the
22provisions of Section 27-22.05 of this Code and the
23Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act.
24(Source: P.A. 99-434, eff. 7-1-16 (see P.A. 99-485 for the
25effective date of changes made by P.A. 99-434); 99-485, eff.
2611-20-15; 99-674, eff. 7-29-16; 100-443, eff. 8-25-17.)