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Full Text of HB2165  101st General Assembly


Rep. Mike Murphy

Filed: 4/3/2019





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2165 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
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



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1        (1) Four years of language arts.
2        (2) Two years of writing intensive courses, one of
3    which must be English and the other of which may be English
4    or any other subject. When applicable, writing-intensive
5    courses may be counted towards the fulfillment of other
6    graduation requirements.
7        (3) Three years of mathematics, one of which must be
8    Algebra I and , one of which must include geometry content.
9    A mathematics course that includes geometry content may be
10    offered as an integrated, applied, interdisciplinary, or
11    career and technical education course that prepares a
12    student for a career readiness path. , and one of which may
13    be an Advanced Placement computer science course if the
14    pupil successfully completes Algebra II or an integrated
15    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
20    and, beginning with pupils entering the 9th grade in the
21    2016-2017 school year and each school year thereafter, at
22    least one semester must be civics, which shall help young
23    people acquire and learn to use the skills, knowledge, and
24    attitudes that will prepare them to be competent and
25    responsible citizens throughout their lives. Civics course
26    content shall focus on government institutions, the



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



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1education program.
2    (h) The provisions of this Section are subject to the
3provisions of Section 27-22.05 of this Code and the
4Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act.
5(Source: P.A. 99-434, eff. 7-1-16 (see P.A. 99-485 for the
6effective date of changes made by P.A. 99-434); 99-485, eff.
711-20-15; 99-674, eff. 7-29-16; 100-443, eff. 8-25-17.)".