Florida Senate - 2016 SB 1678 By Senator Sachs 34-01131-16 20161678__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to high school graduation 3 requirements; amending s. 1003.4282, F.S.; providing 4 that a student who completes a certain apprenticeship 5 may be awarded specified credits toward a standard 6 high school diploma; providing an effective date. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 10 Section 1. Present paragraph (c) of subsection (6) of 11 section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes, is redesignated as 12 paragraph (d), and a new paragraph (c) is added to that 13 subsection, to read: 14 1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.— 15 (6) AWARD OF A STANDARD HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.— 16 (c) A student who participates in an apprenticeship with a 17 certified trade association that is registered with the 18 department in accordance with chapter 446 shall be awarded 19 credits towards a standard high school diploma if the student 20 meets the requirements of this section. The credits awarded upon 21 completion of the apprenticeship may be used to satisfy the 22 requirements of paragraphs (3) (e), (f), and (g). 23 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.