|Public Act 094-0220
||LRB094 07128 NHT 37281 b
AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Vocational Academies Act.
The purpose of this Act is to integrate
workplace competencies and career and technical education with
core academic subjects.
A school district, in
partnership with community colleges, local employers, and
community-based organizations, may establish a vocational
academy that is eligible for a grant under this Act if the
vocational academy meets all of the following requirements:
(1) The vocational academy must have a minimum
5-clock-hour day and be under the direct supervision of
(2) The vocational academy must be a 2-year school
within a school program for grades 10 through 12 that is
organized around a career theme and operated as a
(3) The vocational academy must be a career-oriented
program that uses the direct involvement of local employers
to provide students with an education and the skills needed
(4) The vocational academy must be a standards-based
educational program that prepares students both
academically and technically for entrance into
postsecondary education or careers in a selected field.
(5) The curriculum of the vocational academy must be
based on the Illinois Learning Standards, and work-site
training must provide students with learning experiences