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Full Text of SB3902  102nd General Assembly

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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    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-654, Article 50, Section
850-5)
9    Sec. 27-22. Required high school courses.
10    (a) (Blank).
11    (b) (Blank).
12    (c) (Blank).
13    (d) (Blank).
14    (e) Through the 2023-2024 school year, as a prerequisite
15to receiving a high school diploma, each pupil entering the
169th grade must, in addition to other course requirements,
17successfully complete all of the following courses:
18        (1) Four 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.

 

 

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1        (3) Three years of mathematics, one of which must be
2    Algebra I, one of which must include geometry content, and
3    one of which may be an Advanced Placement computer science
4    course. A mathematics course that includes geometry
5    content may be offered as an integrated, applied,
6    interdisciplinary, or career and technical education
7    course that prepares a student for a career readiness
8    path.
9        (3.5) For pupils entering the 9th grade in the
10    2022-2023 school year and 2023-2024 school year, one year
11    of a course that includes intensive instruction in
12    computer literacy, which may be English, social studies,
13    or any other subject and which may be counted toward the
14    fulfillment of other graduation requirements.
15        (4) Two years of science.
16        (5) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
17    year must be history of the United States or a combination
18    of history of the United States and American government
19    and, beginning with pupils entering the 9th grade in the
20    2016-2017 school year and each school year thereafter, at
21    least one semester must be civics, which shall help young
22    people acquire and learn to use the skills, knowledge, and
23    attitudes that will prepare them to be competent and
24    responsible citizens throughout their lives. Civics course
25    content shall focus on government institutions, the
26    discussion of current and controversial issues, service

 

 

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1    learning, and simulations of the democratic process.
2    School districts may utilize private funding available for
3    the purposes of offering civics education. Beginning with
4    pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2021-2022 school
5    year, one semester, or part of one semester, may include a
6    financial literacy course.
7        (6) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
8    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include
9    American Sign Language, or (D) vocational education, or
10    (E) forensic speech (speech and debate). A forensic speech
11    course used to satisfy the course requirement under
12    subdivision (1) may not be used to satisfy the course
13    requirement under this subdivision (6).
14    (e-5) Beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, as a
15prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma, each pupil
16entering the 9th grade must, in addition to other course
17requirements, successfully complete all of the following
18courses:
19        (1) Four years of language arts.
20        (2) Two years of writing intensive courses, one of
21    which must be English and the other of which may be English
22    or any other subject. If applicable, writing-intensive
23    courses may be counted toward the fulfillment of other
24    graduation requirements.
25        (3) Three years of mathematics, one of which must be
26    Algebra I, one of which must include geometry content, and

 

 

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1    one of which may be an Advanced Placement computer science
2    course. A mathematics course that includes geometry
3    content may be offered as an integrated, applied,
4    interdisciplinary, or career and technical education
5    course that prepares a student for a career readiness
6    path.
7        (3.5) One year of a course that includes intensive
8    instruction in computer literacy, which may be English,
9    social studies, or any other subject and which may be
10    counted toward the fulfillment of other graduation
11    requirements.
12        (4) Two years of laboratory science.
13        (5) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
14    year must be history of the United States or a combination
15    of history of the United States and American government
16    and at least one semester must be civics, which shall help
17    young people acquire and learn to use the skills,
18    knowledge, and attitudes that will prepare them to be
19    competent and responsible citizens throughout their lives.
20    Civics course content shall focus on government
21    institutions, the discussion of current and controversial
22    issues, service learning, and simulations of the
23    democratic process. School districts may utilize private
24    funding available for the purposes of offering civics
25    education. One semester, or part of one semester, may
26    include a financial literacy course.

 

 

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1        (6) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
2    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include
3    American Sign Language, or (D) vocational education, or
4    (E) forensic speech (speech and debate). A forensic speech
5    course used to satisfy the course requirement under
6    subdivision (1) may not be used to satisfy the course
7    requirement under this subdivision (6).
8    (e-10) Beginning with the 2028-2029 school year, as a
9prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma, each pupil
10entering the 9th grade must, in addition to other course
11requirements, successfully complete 2 years of foreign
12language courses, which may include American Sign Language. A
13pupil may choose a third year of foreign language to satisfy
14the requirement under paragraph (6) of subsection (e-5).
15    (f) The State Board of Education shall develop and inform
16school districts of standards for writing-intensive
17coursework.
18    (f-5) If a school district offers an Advanced Placement
19computer science course to high school students, then the
20school board must designate that course as equivalent to a
21high school mathematics course and must denote on the
22student's transcript that the Advanced Placement computer
23science course qualifies as a mathematics-based, quantitative
24course for students in accordance with subdivision (3) of
25subsection (e) of this Section.
26    (g) This amendatory Act of 1983 does not apply to pupils

 

 

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1entering the 9th grade in 1983-1984 school year and prior
2school years or to students with disabilities whose course of
3study is determined by an individualized education program.
4    This amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly does not
5apply to pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2004-2005 school
6year or a prior school year or to students with disabilities
7whose course of study is determined by an individualized
8education program.
9    Subdivision (3.5) of subsection (e) does not apply to
10pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2021-2022 school year or a
11prior school year or to students with disabilities whose
12course of study is determined by an individualized education
13program.
14    Subsection (e-5) does not apply to pupils entering the 9th
15grade in the 2023-2024 school year or a prior school year or to
16students with disabilities whose course of study is determined
17by an individualized education program. Subsection (e-10) does
18not apply to pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2027-2028
19school year or a prior school year or to students with
20disabilities whose course of study is determined by an
21individualized education program.
22    (h) The provisions of this Section are subject to the
23provisions of Section 27-22.05 of this Code and the
24Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act.
25    (i) The State Board of Education may adopt rules to modify
26the requirements of this Section for any students enrolled in

 

 

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1grades 9 through 12 if the Governor has declared a disaster due
2to a public health emergency pursuant to Section 7 of the
3Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act.
4(Source: P.A. 100-443, eff. 8-25-17; 101-464, eff. 1-1-20;
5101-643, eff. 6-18-20; 101-654, Article 50, Section 50-5, eff.
63-8-21.)
 
7    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-654, Article 60, Section
860-5)
9    Sec. 27-22. Required high school courses.
10    (a) (Blank).
11    (b) (Blank).
12    (c) (Blank).
13    (d) (Blank).
14    (e) Through the 2023-2024 school year, as As a
15prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma, each pupil
16entering the 9th grade must, in addition to other course
17requirements, successfully complete all of the following
18courses:
19        (1) Four years of language arts.
20        (2) Two years of writing intensive courses, one of
21    which must be English and the other of which may be English
22    or any other subject. When applicable, writing-intensive
23    courses may be counted towards the fulfillment of other
24    graduation requirements.
25        (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. A mathematics course that includes geometry
4    content may be offered as an integrated, applied,
5    interdisciplinary, or career and technical education
6    course that prepares a student for a career readiness
7    path.
8        (3.5) For pupils entering the 9th grade in the
9    2022-2023 school year and 2023-2024 each school year
10    thereafter, one year of a course that includes intensive
11    instruction in computer literacy, which may be English,
12    social studies, or any other subject and which may be
13    counted toward the fulfillment of other graduation
14    requirements.
15        (4) Two years of science.
16        (5) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
17    year must be history of the United States or a combination
18    of history of the United States and American government
19    and, beginning with pupils entering the 9th grade in the
20    2016-2017 school year and each school year thereafter, at
21    least one semester must be civics, which shall help young
22    people acquire and learn to use the skills, knowledge, and
23    attitudes that will prepare them to be competent and
24    responsible citizens throughout their lives. Civics course
25    content shall focus on government institutions, the
26    discussion of current and controversial issues, service

 

 

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1    learning, and simulations of the democratic process.
2    School districts may utilize private funding available for
3    the purposes of offering civics education. Beginning with
4    pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2021-2022 school
5    year, one semester, or part of one semester, may include a
6    financial literacy course.
7        (6) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
8    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include
9    American Sign Language, or (D) vocational education, or
10    (E) forensic speech (speech and debate). A forensic speech
11    course used to satisfy the course requirement under
12    subdivision (1) may not be used to satisfy the course
13    requirement under this subdivision (6).
14    (e-5) Beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, as a
15prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma, each pupil
16entering the 9th grade must, in addition to other course
17requirements, successfully complete all of the following
18courses:
19        (1) Four years of language arts.
20        (2) Two years of writing intensive courses, one of
21    which must be English and the other of which may be English
22    or any other subject. If applicable, writing-intensive
23    courses may be counted toward the fulfillment of other
24    graduation requirements.
25        (3) Three years of mathematics, one of which must be
26    Algebra I, one of which must include geometry content, and

 

 

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1    one of which may be an Advanced Placement computer science
2    course. A mathematics course that includes geometry
3    content may be offered as an integrated, applied,
4    interdisciplinary, or career and technical education
5    course that prepares a student for a career readiness
6    path.
7        (3.5) One year of a course that includes intensive
8    instruction in computer literacy, which may be English,
9    social studies, or any other subject and which may be
10    counted toward the fulfillment of other graduation
11    requirements.
12        (4) Two years of laboratory science.
13        (5) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
14    year must be history of the United States or a combination
15    of history of the United States and American government
16    and at least one semester must be civics, which shall help
17    young people acquire and learn to use the skills,
18    knowledge, and attitudes that will prepare them to be
19    competent and responsible citizens throughout their lives.
20    Civics course content shall focus on government
21    institutions, the discussion of current and controversial
22    issues, service learning, and simulations of the
23    democratic process. School districts may utilize private
24    funding available for the purposes of offering civics
25    education. One semester, or part of one semester, may
26    include a financial literacy course.

 

 

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1        (6) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
2    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include
3    American Sign Language, (D) vocational education, or (E)
4    forensic speech (speech and debate). A forensic speech
5    course used to satisfy the course requirement under
6    subdivision (1) may not be used to satisfy the course
7    requirement under this subdivision (6).
8    (e-10) Beginning with the 2028-2029 school year, as a
9prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma, each pupil
10entering the 9th grade must, in addition to other course
11requirements, successfully complete 2 years of foreign
12language courses, which may include American Sign Language. A
13pupil may choose a third year of foreign language to satisfy
14the requirement under paragraph (6) of subsection (e-5).
15    (f) The State Board of Education shall develop and inform
16school districts of standards for writing-intensive
17coursework.
18    (f-5) If a school district offers an Advanced Placement
19computer science course to high school students, then the
20school board must designate that course as equivalent to a
21high school mathematics course and must denote on the
22student's transcript that the Advanced Placement computer
23science course qualifies as a mathematics-based, quantitative
24course for students in accordance with subdivision (3) of
25subsection (e) of this Section.
26    (g) This amendatory Act of 1983 does not apply to pupils

 

 

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1entering the 9th grade in 1983-1984 school year and prior
2school years or to students with disabilities whose course of
3study is determined by an individualized education program.
4    This amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly does not
5apply to pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2004-2005 school
6year or a prior school year or to students with disabilities
7whose course of study is determined by an individualized
8education program.
9    Subdivision (3.5) of subsection (e) This amendatory Act of
10the 101st General Assembly does not apply to pupils entering
11the 9th grade in the 2021-2022 school year or a prior school
12year or to students with disabilities whose course of study is
13determined by an individualized education program.
14    Subsection (e-5) does not apply to pupils entering the 9th
15grade in the 2023-2024 school year or a prior school year or to
16students with disabilities whose course of study is determined
17by an individualized education program. Subsection (e-10) does
18not apply to pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2027-2028
19school year or a prior school year or to students with
20disabilities whose course of study is determined by an
21individualized education program.
22    (h) The provisions of this Section are subject to the
23provisions of Section 27-22.05 of this Code and the
24Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act.
25    (i) The State Board of Education may adopt rules to modify
26the requirements of this Section for any students enrolled in

 

 

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1grades 9 through 12 if the Governor has declared a disaster due
2to a public health emergency pursuant to Section 7 of the
3Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act.
4(Source: P.A. 100-443, eff. 8-25-17; 101-464, eff. 1-1-20;
5101-643, eff. 6-18-20; 101-654, Article 60, Section 60-5, eff.
63-8-21.)
 
7    (Text of Section from P.A. 102-366)
8    Sec. 27-22. Required high school courses.
9    (a) (Blank).
10    (b) (Blank).
11    (c) (Blank).
12    (d) (Blank).
13    (e) Through the 2023-2024 school year, as As a
14prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma, each pupil
15entering the 9th grade must, in addition to other course
16requirements, successfully complete all of the following
17courses:
18        (1) Four 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, one of which must include geometry content, and

 

 

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1    one of which may be an Advanced Placement computer science
2    course. A mathematics course that includes geometry
3    content may be offered as an integrated, applied,
4    interdisciplinary, or career and technical education
5    course that prepares a student for a career readiness
6    path.
7        (3.5) For pupils entering the 9th grade in the
8    2022-2023 school year and 2023-2024 school year, one year
9    of a course that includes intensive instruction in
10    computer literacy, which may be English, social studies,
11    or any other subject and which may be counted toward the
12    fulfillment of other graduation requirements.
13        (4) Two years of science.
14        (5) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
15    year must be history of the United States or a combination
16    of history of the United States and American government
17    and, beginning with pupils entering the 9th grade in the
18    2016-2017 school year and each school year thereafter, at
19    least one semester must be civics, which shall help young
20    people acquire and learn to use the skills, knowledge, and
21    attitudes that will prepare them to be competent and
22    responsible citizens throughout their lives. Civics course
23    content shall focus on government institutions, the
24    discussion of current and controversial issues, service
25    learning, and simulations of the democratic process.
26    School districts may utilize private funding available for

 

 

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1    the purposes of offering civics education. Beginning with
2    pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2021-2022 school year
3    and each school year thereafter, one semester, or part of
4    one semester, may include a financial literacy course.
5        (6) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
6    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include
7    American Sign Language, or (D) vocational education, or
8    (E) forensic speech (speech and debate). A forensic speech
9    course used to satisfy the course requirement under
10    subdivision (1) may not be used to satisfy the course
11    requirement under this subdivision (6).
12    (e-5) Beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, as a
13prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma, each pupil
14entering the 9th grade must, in addition to other course
15requirements, successfully complete all of the following
16courses:
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. If applicable, writing-intensive
21    courses may be counted toward the fulfillment of other
22    graduation requirements.
23        (3) Three years of mathematics, one of which must be
24    Algebra I, one of which must include geometry content, and
25    one of which may be an Advanced Placement computer science
26    course. A mathematics course that includes geometry

 

 

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1    content may be offered as an integrated, applied,
2    interdisciplinary, or career and technical education
3    course that prepares a student for a career readiness
4    path.
5        (3.5) One year of a course that includes intensive
6    instruction in computer literacy, which may be English,
7    social studies, or any other subject and which may be
8    counted toward the fulfillment of other graduation
9    requirements.
10        (4) Two years of laboratory science.
11        (5) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
12    year must be history of the United States or a combination
13    of history of the United States and American government
14    and at least one semester must be civics, which shall help
15    young people acquire and learn to use the skills,
16    knowledge, and attitudes that will prepare them to be
17    competent and responsible citizens throughout their lives.
18    Civics course content shall focus on government
19    institutions, the discussion of current and controversial
20    issues, service learning, and simulations of the
21    democratic process. School districts may utilize private
22    funding available for the purposes of offering civics
23    education. One semester, or part of one semester, may
24    include a financial literacy course.
25        (6) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
26    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include

 

 

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1    American Sign Language, (D) vocational education, or (E)
2    forensic speech (speech and debate). A forensic speech
3    course used to satisfy the course requirement under
4    subdivision (1) may not be used to satisfy the course
5    requirement under this subdivision (6).
6    (e-10) Beginning with the 2028-2029 school year, as a
7prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma, each pupil
8entering the 9th grade must, in addition to other course
9requirements, successfully complete 2 years of foreign
10language courses, which may include American Sign Language. A
11pupil may choose a third year of foreign language to satisfy
12the requirement under paragraph (6) of subsection (e-5).
13    (f) The State Board of Education shall develop and inform
14school districts of standards for writing-intensive
15coursework.
16    (f-5) If a school district offers an Advanced Placement
17computer science course to high school students, then the
18school board must designate that course as equivalent to a
19high school mathematics course and must denote on the
20student's transcript that the Advanced Placement computer
21science course qualifies as a mathematics-based, quantitative
22course for students in accordance with subdivision (3) of
23subsection (e) of this Section.
24    (g) This amendatory Act of 1983 does not apply to pupils
25entering the 9th grade in 1983-1984 school year and prior
26school years or to students with disabilities whose course of

 

 

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1study is determined by an individualized education program.
2    This amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly does not
3apply to pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2004-2005 school
4year or a prior school year or to students with disabilities
5whose course of study is determined by an individualized
6education program.
7    Subdivision (3.5) of subsection (e) does not apply to
8pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2021-2022 school year or a
9prior school year or to students with disabilities whose
10course of study is determined by an individualized education
11program.
12    Subsection (e-5) does not apply to pupils entering the 9th
13grade in the 2023-2024 school year or a prior school year or to
14students with disabilities whose course of study is determined
15by an individualized education program. Subsection (e-10) does
16not apply to pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2027-2028
17school year or a prior school year or to students with
18disabilities whose course of study is determined by an
19individualized education program.
20    (h) The provisions of this Section are subject to the
21provisions of Section 27-22.05 of this Code and the
22Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act.
23    (i) The State Board of Education may adopt rules to modify
24the requirements of this Section for any students enrolled in
25grades 9 through 12 if the Governor has declared a disaster due
26to a public health emergency pursuant to Section 7 of the

 

 

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1Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act.
2(Source: P.A. 101-464, eff. 1-1-20; 101-643, eff. 6-18-20;
3102-366, eff. 8-13-21.)
 
4    (Text of Section from P.A. 102-551)
5    Sec. 27-22. Required high school courses.
6    (a) (Blank).
7    (b) (Blank).
8    (c) (Blank).
9    (d) (Blank).
10    (e) Through the 2023-2024 school year, as As a
11prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma, each pupil
12entering the 9th grade must, in addition to other course
13requirements, successfully complete all of the following
14courses:
15        (1) Four years of language arts.
16        (2) Two years of writing intensive courses, one of
17    which must be English and the other of which may be English
18    or any other subject. When applicable, writing-intensive
19    courses may be counted towards the fulfillment of other
20    graduation requirements.
21        (3) Three years of mathematics, one of which must be
22    Algebra I, one of which must include geometry content, and
23    one of which may be an Advanced Placement computer science
24    course. A mathematics course that includes geometry
25    content may be offered as an integrated, applied,

 

 

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1    interdisciplinary, or career and technical education
2    course that prepares a student for a career readiness
3    path.
4        (3.5) For pupils entering the 9th grade in the
5    2022-2023 school year and 2023-2024 school year, one year
6    of a course that includes intensive instruction in
7    computer literacy, which may be English, social studies,
8    or any other subject and which may be counted toward the
9    fulfillment of other graduation requirements.
10        (4) Two years of science.
11        (5) Two years of social studies, of which at least one
12    year must be history of the United States or a combination
13    of history of the United States and American government
14    and, beginning with pupils entering the 9th grade in the
15    2016-2017 school year and each school year thereafter, at
16    least one semester must be civics, which shall help young
17    people acquire and learn to use the skills, knowledge, and
18    attitudes that will prepare them to be competent and
19    responsible citizens throughout their lives. Civics course
20    content shall focus on government institutions, the
21    discussion of current and controversial issues, service
22    learning, and simulations of the democratic process.
23    School districts may utilize private funding available for
24    the purposes of offering civics education. Beginning with
25    pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2021-2022 school
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1    financial literacy course.
2        (6) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
3    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include
4    American Sign Language, (D) vocational education, or (E)
5    forensic speech (speech and debate). A forensic speech
6    course used to satisfy the course requirement under
7    subdivision (1) may not be used to satisfy the course
8    requirement under this subdivision (6).
9    (e-5) Beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, as a
10prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma, each pupil
11entering the 9th grade must, in addition to other course
12requirements, successfully complete all of the following
13courses:
14        (1) Four years of language arts.
15        (2) Two years of writing intensive courses, one of
16    which must be English and the other of which may be English
17    or any other subject. If applicable, writing-intensive
18    courses may be counted toward the fulfillment of other
19    graduation requirements.
20        (3) Three years of mathematics, one of which must be
21    Algebra I, one of which must include geometry content, and
22    one of which may be an Advanced Placement computer science
23    course. A mathematics course that includes geometry
24    content may be offered as an integrated, applied,
25    interdisciplinary, or career and technical education
26    course that prepares a student for a career readiness

 

 

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1    path.
2        (3.5) One year of a course that includes intensive
3    instruction in computer literacy, which may be English,
4    social studies, or any other subject and which may be
5    counted toward the fulfillment of other graduation
6    requirements.
7        (4) Two years of laboratory science.
8        (5) 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    and at least one semester must be civics, which shall help
12    young people acquire and learn to use the skills,
13    knowledge, and attitudes that will prepare them to be
14    competent and responsible citizens throughout their lives.
15    Civics course content shall focus on government
16    institutions, the discussion of current and controversial
17    issues, service learning, and simulations of the
18    democratic process. School districts may utilize private
19    funding available for the purposes of offering civics
20    education. One semester, or part of one semester, may
21    include a financial literacy course.
22        (6) One year chosen from (A) music, (B) art, (C)
23    foreign language, which shall be deemed to include
24    American Sign Language, (D) vocational education, or (E)
25    forensic speech (speech and debate). A forensic speech
26    course used to satisfy the course requirement under

 

 

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1    subdivision (1) may not be used to satisfy the course
2    requirement under this subdivision (6).
3    (e-10) Beginning with the 2028-2029 school year, as a
4prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma, each pupil
5entering the 9th grade must, in addition to other course
6requirements, successfully complete 2 years of foreign
7language courses, which may include American Sign Language. A
8pupil may choose a third year of foreign language to satisfy
9the requirement under paragraph (6) of subsection (e-5).
10    (f) The State Board of Education shall develop and inform
11school districts of standards for writing-intensive
12coursework.
13    (f-5) If a school district offers an Advanced Placement
14computer science course to high school students, then the
15school board must designate that course as equivalent to a
16high school mathematics course and must denote on the
17student's transcript that the Advanced Placement computer
18science course qualifies as a mathematics-based, quantitative
19course for students in accordance with subdivision (3) of
20subsection (e) of this Section.
21    (g) This amendatory Act of 1983 does not apply to pupils
22entering the 9th grade in 1983-1984 school year and prior
23school years or to students with disabilities whose course of
24study is determined by an individualized education program.
25    This amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly does not
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1year or a prior school year or to students with disabilities
2whose course of study is determined by an individualized
3education program.
4    Subdivision (3.5) of subsection (e) does not apply to
5pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2021-2022 school year or a
6prior school year or to students with disabilities whose
7course of study is determined by an individualized education
8program.
9    Subsection (e-5) does not apply to pupils entering the 9th
10grade in the 2023-2024 school year or a prior school year or to
11students with disabilities whose course of study is determined
12by an individualized education program. Subsection (e-10) does
13not apply to pupils entering the 9th grade in the 2027-2028
14school year or a prior school year or to students with
15disabilities whose course of study is determined by an
16individualized education program.
17    (h) The provisions of this Section are subject to the
18provisions of Section 27-22.05 of this Code and the
19Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act.
20    (i) The State Board of Education may adopt rules to modify
21the requirements of this Section for any students enrolled in
22grades 9 through 12 if the Governor has declared a disaster due
23to a public health emergency pursuant to Section 7 of the
24Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act.
25(Source: P.A. 101-464, eff. 1-1-20; 101-643, eff. 6-18-20;
26102-551, eff. 1-1-22.)
 

 

 

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1    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2becoming law.