Florida Senate - 2016 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1678 Ì6278141Î627814 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 02/02/2016 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Education Pre-K - 12 (Montford) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (8) of section 6 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 7 1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.— 8 (8) CAREER EDUCATION COURSES THAT SATISFY HIGH SCHOOL 9 CREDIT REQUIREMENTS.— 10 (a) Participation in career education courses engages 11 students in their high school education, increases academic 12 achievement, enhances employability, and increases postsecondary 13 success. By July 1, 2014, the department shall develop, for 14 approval by the State Board of Education, multiple, additional 15 career education courses or a series of courses that meet the 16 requirements set forth in s. 1003.493(2), (4), and (5) and this 17 subsection and allow students to earn credit in both the career 18 education course and courses required for high school graduation 19 under this section and s. 1003.4281. 20 1. The state board must determine if sufficient academic 21 standards are covered to warrant the award of academic credit. 22 2. Career education courses must include workforce and 23 digital literacy skills and the integration of required course 24 content with practical applications and designated rigorous 25 coursework that results in one or more industry certifications 26 or clearly articulated credit or advanced standing in a 2-year 27 or 4-year certificate or degree program, which may include high 28 school junior and senior year work-related internships or 29 apprenticeships. The department shall negotiate state licenses 30 for material and testing for industry certifications. The 31 instructional methodology used in these courses must be 32 comprised of authentic projects, problems, and activities for 33 contextually learning the academics. 34 3. A student who earns credit upon completion of an 35 apprenticeship or preapprenticeship program registered with the 36 Department of Education under chapter 446 may use such credit to 37 satisfy the high school graduation credit requirements in 38 paragraphs (3)(e) and (g). The state board shall approve and 39 identify in the Course Code Directory the apprenticeship and 40 preapprenticeship programs from which earned credit may be used 41 pursuant to this subparagraph. 42 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016. 43 44 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 45 And the title is amended as follows: 46 Delete everything before the enacting clause 47 and insert: 48 A bill to be entitled 49 An act relating to high school graduation 50 requirements; amending s. 1003.4282, F.S.; authorizing 51 the use of credits earned upon completion of a 52 registered apprenticeship or preapprenticeship to 53 satisfy specified high school graduation credit 54 requirements; requiring that the State Board of 55 Education approve and identify apprenticeship and 56 preapprenticeship programs for such purpose; providing 57 an effective date.