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SCHOOLS105 ILCS 5/27-22.2
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.
(105 ILCS 5/27-22.2)
(from Ch. 122, par. 27-22.2)
Vocational education elective.
Whenever the school board
of any school district which maintains grades 9 through 12 establishes a
list of courses from which secondary school students each must elect at
least one course, to be completed along with other course requirements as a
pre-requisite to receiving a high school diploma, that school board must
include on the list of such elective courses at least one course in
(Source: P.A. 84-1334; 84-1438.)
105 ILCS 5/27-22.3
(105 ILCS 5/27-22.3)
(from Ch. 122, par. 27-22.3)
Volunteer service credit program.
(a) A school district may establish a volunteer service credit program
that enables secondary school students to earn credit towards graduation
through performance of community service. This community service may include
participation in the organization of a high school or community blood drive or
other blood donor
recruitment campaign. Any program so established shall
begin with students entering grade 9 in the 1993-1994 school year or
later. The amount of credit given for program participation shall not
exceed that given for completion of one semester of language arts, math,
science or social studies.
(b) Any community service performed as part of a course for which credit
is given towards graduation shall not qualify under a volunteer service
credit program. Any service for which a student is paid shall not qualify
under a volunteer service credit program. Any community work assigned as a
disciplinary measure shall not qualify under a volunteer service credit
(c) School districts that establish volunteer service credit programs
shall establish any necessary rules, regulations and procedures.
(Source: P.A. 93-547, eff. 8-19-03.)
105 ILCS 5/27-22.05
(105 ILCS 5/27-22.05)
Required course substitute.
Notwithstanding any other
provision of this Article or this Code, a school board that maintains any of
grades 9 through 12 is authorized to adopt a policy under which
a student who is enrolled in any of those grades
may satisfy one or more high school course or graduation requirements,
including but not limited to any requirements under Sections 27-6 and 27-22, by
substituting for and successfully completing in place of the high school course
or graduation requirement a related vocational or technical education course.
A vocational or technical education course shall not qualify as a related
vocational or technical education course within the meaning of this Section
unless it contains at least 50% of the content of the required course or
graduation requirement for which it is substituted, as determined by the State
Board of Education in accordance with standards that it shall adopt and
uniformly apply for purposes of this Section. No vocational or technical
education course may be substituted for a required course or graduation
requirement under any policy adopted by a school board as authorized in this
Section unless the pupil's parent or guardian first
requests the substitution and approves it in writing on forms that the school
district makes available for purposes of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 88-269.)
105 ILCS 5/27-22.10
(105 ILCS 5/27-22.10)
Course credit for high school diploma.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, the school board of a school district that maintains any of grades 9 through 12 is authorized to adopt a policy under which a student enrolled in grade 7 or 8 who is enrolled in the unit school district or would be enrolled in the high school district upon completion of elementary school, whichever is applicable, may enroll in a course required under Section 27-22 of this Code, provided that the course is offered by the high school that the student would attend, and (i) the student participates in the course at the location of the high school, and the elementary student's enrollment in the course would not prevent a high school student from being able to enroll, or (ii) the student participates in the course where the student attends school as long as the course is taught by a teacher who holds a professional educator license issued under Article 21B of this Code and endorsed for the grade level and content area of the course.
(b) A school board that adopts a policy pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section must grant academic credit to an elementary school student who successfully completes the high school course, and that credit shall satisfy the requirements of Section 27-22 of this Code for that course.
(c) A school board must award high school course credit to a student transferring to its school district for any course that the student successfully completed pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section, unless evidence about the course's rigor and content shows that it does not address the relevant Illinois Learning Standard at the level appropriate for the high school grade during which the course is usually taken, and that credit shall satisfy the requirements of Section 27-22 of this Code for that course.
(d) A student's grade in any course successfully completed under this Section must be included in his or her grade point average in accordance with the school board's policy for making that calculation.
(Source: P.A. 99-189, eff. 7-30-15.)
105 ILCS 5/27-23
(105 ILCS 5/27-23)
(Source: P.A. 95-793, eff. 1-1-09. Repealed by P.A. 96-734, eff. 8-25-09.)
105 ILCS 5/27-23.1
(105 ILCS 5/27-23.1)
(from Ch. 122, par. 27-23.1)
School districts may provide
instruction in parenting education for grades 6 through 12 and include such
instruction in the courses of study regularly taught therein.
School districts may give regular school credit for satisfactory completion
by the student of such courses.
As used in this section, "parenting education" means and includes
instruction in the following:
(1) Child growth and development, including prenatal development.
(2) Childbirth and child care.
(3) Family structure, function and management.
(4) Prenatal and postnatal care for mothers and infants.
(5) Prevention of child abuse.
(6) The physical, mental, emotional, social, economic and psychological
aspects of interpersonal and family relationships.
(7) Parenting skill development.
The State Board of Education shall assist those districts offering
parenting education instruction, upon request, in developing instructional
materials, training teachers, and establishing appropriate time allotments
for each of the areas included in such instruction.
School districts may offer parenting education courses during that period
of the day which is not part of the regular school day. Residents of
the school district may enroll in such courses. The school board may
establish fees and collect such charges as may be necessary for attendance
at such courses in an amount not to exceed the per capita cost of the
operation thereof, except that the board may waive all or part of such
charges if it determines that the individual is indigent or that the
educational needs of the individual requires his or her attendance at such courses.
(Source: P.A. 84-534.)
105 ILCS 5/27-23.2
(105 ILCS 5/27-23.2)
(Source: P.A. 86-650. Repealed by P.A. 95-793, eff. 1-1-09.)
105 ILCS 5/27-23.3
(105 ILCS 5/27-23.3)
(from Ch. 122, par. 27-23.3)
Education in steroid abuse prevention.
shall provide instruction in relation to the prevention of abuse of
anabolic steroids in grades 7 through 12 and shall include such instruction
in science, health, drug abuse, physical education or other appropriate
courses of study. School districts shall also provide this instruction to students who participate in interscholastic athletic programs. The instruction shall emphasize that the use of
anabolic steroids presents a serious health hazard to persons who use
steroids to enhance athletic performance or physical development. The
State Board of Education may assist in the development of instructional
materials and teacher training in relation to steroid abuse prevention.
(Source: P.A. 94-14, eff. 1-1-06.)