Florida Senate - 2016                                    SB 1076
       By Senator Legg
       17-01002A-16                                          20161076__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to education; amending s. 1007.273,
    3         F.S.; prohibiting a district school board from
    4         limiting the number of public school students who may
    5         enroll in a collegiate high school program; amending
    6         s. 1003.4295, F.S.; revising the purpose of the Credit
    7         Acceleration Program; requiring students to earn
    8         passing scores on specified assessments or
    9         examinations to earn course credit; providing an
   10         effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Subsection (2) of section 1007.273, Florida
   15  Statutes, is amended to read:
   16         1007.273 Collegiate high school program.—
   17         (2) At a minimum, collegiate high school programs must
   18  include an option for public school students in grade 11 or
   19  grade 12 participating in the program, for at least 1 full
   20  school year, to earn CAPE industry certifications pursuant to s.
   21  1008.44 and to successfully complete 30 credit hours through the
   22  dual enrollment program under s. 1007.271 toward the first year
   23  of college for an associate degree or baccalaureate degree while
   24  enrolled in the program. A district school board may not limit
   25  the number of public school students who may enroll in the
   26  collegiate high school program.
   27         Section 2. Subsection (3) of section 1003.4295, Florida
   28  Statutes, is amended to read:
   29         1003.4295 Acceleration options.—
   30         (3) The Credit Acceleration Program (CAP) is created for
   31  the purpose of allowing a student to earn high school credit in
   32  Algebra I, Algebra II, geometry, United States history, or
   33  biology, or a course required under s. 1003.4285 if the student
   34  passes the corresponding statewide, standardized assessment
   35  administered under s. 1008.22 or Advanced Placement Examination.
   36  Notwithstanding s. 1003.436, a school district shall award
   37  course credit to a student who is not enrolled in the course, or
   38  who has not completed the course, if the student attains a
   39  passing score on the corresponding statewide, standardized
   40  assessment or Advanced Placement Examination. The school
   41  district shall permit a student who is not enrolled in the
   42  course, or who has not completed the course, to take the
   43  assessment or examination during the regular administration of
   44  the assessment or examination.
   45         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.