Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1076
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/02/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Education Pre-K - 12 (Legg) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 1007.273, Florida Statutes, is amended
    6  to read:
    7         1007.273 Structured high school acceleration programs
    8  Collegiate high school program.—
    9         (1)Each Florida College System institution shall work with
   10  each district school board in its designated service area to
   11  establish one or more structured high school acceleration
   12  programs including, but not limited to, collegiate high school
   13  programs.
   14         (1)PURPOSE.—(2)At a minimum, structured collegiate high
   15  school acceleration programs must include an option for public
   16  school students in grade 11 or grade 12 participating in the
   17  program, for at least 1 full school year, to earn CAPE industry
   18  certifications pursuant to s. 1008.44 and to successfully
   19  complete 30 credit hours toward general education core
   20  curriculum or common prerequisite course requirements pursuant
   21  to s. 1007.25 through the dual enrollment program under s.
   22  1007.271, a mechanism pursuant to s. 1007.27, or a CAPE industry
   23  certification pursuant to s. 1008.44 toward the first year of
   24  college for an associate degree or baccalaureate degree while
   25  enrolled in the program. A district school board may not limit
   26  the number of public school students who may enroll in such
   27  programs.
   28         (2) REQUIRED PROGRAM CONTRACTS.—(3) Each district school
   29  board and its local Florida College System institution shall
   30  execute a contract to establish one or more structured
   31  collegiate high school acceleration programs at a mutually
   32  agreed upon location or locations. Beginning with the 2015-2016
   33  school year, If the institution does not establish a program
   34  with a district school board in its designated service area,
   35  another Florida College System institution may execute a
   36  contract with that district school board to establish the
   37  program. Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the contract
   38  must be executed by January 1 of each school year for
   39  implementation of the program during the next school year. The
   40  contract must:
   41         (a) Identify the grade levels to be included in the
   42  collegiate high school program which must, at a minimum, include
   43  grade 12.
   44         (b) Describe the collegiate high school program, including
   45  the delineation of courses that must, at a minimum, include
   46  general education core curriculum or common prerequisite course
   47  requirements pursuant to s. 1007.25 and industry certifications
   48  offered, including online course availability; the high school
   49  and college credits earned for each postsecondary course
   50  completed and industry certification earned; student eligibility
   51  criteria; and the enrollment process and relevant deadlines.
   52         (c) Describe the methods, medium, and process by which
   53  students and their parents are annually informed about the
   54  availability of the collegiate high school program, the return
   55  on investment associated with participation in the program, and
   56  the information described in paragraphs (a) and (b).
   57         (d) Identify the delivery methods for instruction and the
   58  instructors for all courses.
   59         (e) Identify student advising services and progress
   60  monitoring mechanisms.
   61         (f) Establish a program review and reporting mechanism
   62  regarding student performance outcomes.
   63         (g) Describe the terms of funding arrangements to implement
   64  the collegiate high school program pursuant to paragraph (5)(a).
   66         (a)(4) Each student participating in a structured
   67  collegiate high school acceleration program must enter into a
   68  student performance contract which must be signed by the
   69  student, the parent, and a representative of the school district
   70  and the applicable Florida College System institution, state
   71  university, or other institution participating pursuant to
   72  subsection (4)(5). The performance contract must, at a minimum,
   73  include the schedule of courses, by semester, and industry
   74  certifications to be taken by the student, student attendance
   75  requirements, and course grade requirements.
   76         (b) By September 1 of each school year, each district
   77  school board must notify each student enrolled in grades 9, 10,
   78  11, and 12 in a public school within the school district about
   79  the structured high school acceleration program including, but
   80  not limited to:
   81         1. The method for earning college credit through
   82  participation in the program. Such methods must include an
   83  Internet website link to the dual enrollment course equivalency
   84  list approved by the Department of Education and the credit-by
   85  examination equivalency list adopted by the State Board of
   86  Education in rule.
   87         2. The estimated cost savings to students and their
   88  families resulting from students successfully completing 30
   89  credit hours toward general education core or common
   90  prerequisite course requirements and earning industry
   91  certifications before graduating from high school versus the
   92  cost of earning such credit hours and industry certifications
   93  after graduating from high school.
   94         (4) AUTHORIZED PROGRAM CONTRACTS.—(5) In addition to
   95  executing a contract with the local Florida College System
   96  institution under this section, a district school board may
   97  execute a contract to establish a structured collegiate high
   98  school acceleration program with a state university or an
   99  institution that is eligible to participate in the William L.
  100  Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Grant Program, that is a
  101  nonprofit independent college or university located and
  102  chartered in this state, and that is accredited by the
  103  Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges
  104  and Schools to grant baccalaureate degrees. Such university or
  105  institution must meet the requirements specified under
  106  subsections (2)(3) and (3)(4). A charter school may execute a
  107  contract directly with the local Florida College System
  108  institution or another institution as authorized under this
  109  section to establish a structured high school acceleration
  110  program at a mutually agreed upon location.
  111         (5) FUNDING.—
  112         (a)(6) The structured collegiate high school acceleration
  113  program shall be funded pursuant to ss. 1007.271 and 1011.62.
  114  The State Board of Education shall enforce compliance with this
  115  section by withholding the transfer of funds for the school
  116  districts and the Florida College System institutions in
  117  accordance with s. 1008.32.
  118         (b) A student who enrolls in the structured high school
  119  acceleration program and successfully completes 30 credit hours
  120  toward general education core curriculum or common prerequisite
  121  course requirements pursuant to s. 1007.25, and attains one or
  122  more industry certifications generates a 0.5 full-time
  123  equivalent (FTE) bonus. A student who enrolls in the structured
  124  high school acceleration program and successfully completes 60
  125  credit hours toward an associate in arts or an associate in
  126  science degree, and attains one or more industry certifications
  127  before graduating from high school, generates an additional 0.5
  128  FTE bonus. Each district school board that is a contractual
  129  partner with a Florida College System institution shall report
  130  to the commissioner the total FTE bonus for each structured high
  131  school acceleration program for the students from that district
  132  school board. The total FTE bonus shall be added to each school
  133  district’s total weighted FTE for funding in the subsequent
  134  fiscal year.
  135         (6) COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS.—If a district school board
  136  does not execute a contract with its local Florida College
  137  System institution to establish one or more structured high
  138  school acceleration programs pursuant to this section or if a
  139  school district does not enroll at least 2 percent of its public
  140  school students in grades 11 and 12 in the district’s structured
  141  high school acceleration program, the school district is not
  142  eligible to:
  143         (a) Qualify for the academically high-performing school
  144  district designation pursuant to s. 1003.621.
  145         (b)Have the calculation for compliance with maximum class
  146  size pursuant to s. 1003.03 for any school in the district be
  147  the average at the school level, notwithstanding any provision
  148  to the contrary, which includes but is not limited to s. 1002.31
  149  and s. 1002.451.
  150         (7) REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.—
  151         (a) By September 1 of each school year, each district
  152  school superintendent must report to the commissioner, at a
  153  minimum, the following information for the prior school year:
  154         1. Number of students in public schools within the school
  155  district who enrolled in the structured high school acceleration
  156  program, and the partnering postsecondary institutions pursuant
  157  to subsections (2) and (4).
  158         2. Average number of courses completed and the number of
  159  industry certifications attained by the students who enrolled in
  160  the structured high school acceleration program.
  161         3. Projected student enrollment in the structured high
  162  school acceleration program within the next school year.
  163         4. Barriers to executing contracts to establish one of more
  164  structured high school acceleration programs.
  165         (b) By November 30 of each school year, the commissioner
  166  must report to the Governor, President of the Senate, and
  167  Speaker of the House of Representatives the status of structured
  168  high school acceleration programs including, at a minimum, a
  169  summary of student enrollment and completion information
  170  pursuant to this subsection; barriers, if any, to establishing
  171  such programs; and recommendations for expanding access to such
  172  programs statewide.
  173         Section 2. Subsection (3) of section 1003.4295, Florida
  174  Statutes, is amended to read:
  175         1003.4295 Acceleration options.—
  176         (3) The Credit Acceleration Program (CAP) is created for
  177  the purpose of allowing a student to earn high school credit in
  178  Algebra I, Algebra II, geometry, United States history, or
  179  biology, or a course under s. 1003.4285 if the student passes
  180  the corresponding statewide, standardized assessment
  181  administered under s. 1008.22 or Advanced Placement Examination.
  182  Notwithstanding s. 1003.436, a school district shall award
  183  course credit to a student who is not enrolled in the course, or
  184  who has not completed the course, if the student attains a
  185  passing score on the corresponding statewide, standardized
  186  assessment or Advanced Placement Examination. The school
  187  district shall permit a student who is not enrolled in the
  188  course, or who has not completed the course, to take the
  189  assessment or examination during the regular administration of
  190  the assessment or examination.
  191         Section 3. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
  192  1003.621, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  193         1003.621 Academically high-performing school districts.—It
  194  is the intent of the Legislature to recognize and reward school
  195  districts that demonstrate the ability to consistently maintain
  196  or improve their high-performing status. The purpose of this
  197  section is to provide high-performing school districts with
  198  flexibility in meeting the specific requirements in statute and
  199  rules of the State Board of Education.
  201         (a) A school district is an academically high-performing
  202  school district if it meets the following criteria:
  203         1.a. Earns a grade of “A” under s. 1008.34 for 2
  204  consecutive years; and
  205         b. Has no district-operated school that earns a grade of
  206  “F” under s. 1008.34;
  207         2. Complies with all class size requirements in s. 1, Art.
  208  IX of the State Constitution and s. 1003.03; and
  209         3. Has no material weaknesses or instances of material
  210  noncompliance noted in the annual financial audit conducted
  211  pursuant to s. 11.45 or s. 218.39.
  212         4. Has executed a contract with its local Florida College
  213  System institution to establish one or more structured high
  214  school acceleration programs at a mutually agreed upon location
  215  or locations pursuant to s. 1007.273.
  217  However, a district in which a district-operated school earns a
  218  grade of “F” under s. 1008.34 during the 3-year period may not
  219  continue to be designated as an academically high-performing
  220  school district during the remainder of that 3-year period. The
  221  district must meet the criteria in paragraph (a) in order to be
  222  redesignated as an academically high-performing school district.
  223         Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.
  225  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
  226  And the title is amended as follows:
  227         Delete everything before the enacting clause
  228  and insert:
  229                        A bill to be entitled                      
  230         An act relating to education; amending s. 1007.273,
  231         F.S.; providing additional options for students
  232         participating in a structured high school acceleration
  233         program; prohibiting a district school board from
  234         limiting the number of public school students who may
  235         enroll in a structured high school acceleration
  236         program; revising requirements relating to contracts
  237         establishing structured high school acceleration
  238         programs; requiring each district school board to
  239         notify students in certain grades about the program;
  240         revising provisions relating to program funding;
  241         providing compliance and reporting requirements;
  242         amending s. 1003.4295, F.S.; revising the purpose of
  243         the Credit Acceleration Program; requiring students to
  244         earn passing scores on specified assessments or
  245         examinations to earn course credit; amending s.
  246         1003.621, F.S.; requiring an academically high
  247         performing school district to execute a contract to
  248         establish a structured high school acceleration
  249         program; providing an effective date.