Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1678
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/02/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Education Pre-K - 12 (Montford) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    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.—
   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.
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   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.