By Rangel                                              H.B. No. 112
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                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to curriculum requirements for admission to general
 1-3     academic teaching institutions and for high school graduation.
 1-5           SECTION 1.  Section 51.805(a), Education Code, is amended to
 1-6     read as follows:
 1-7           (a)  A graduating student who does not qualify for admission
 1-8     under Section 51.803 or 51.804 may apply to any general academic
 1-9     teaching institution, except that if the student has not taken a
1-10     recommended or an advanced high school program as established under
1-11     Section 28.025, the student must earn at least 30 hours of credit
1-12     at a junior college before the student may be admitted to a general
1-13     academic teaching institution.
1-14           SECTION 2.  Section 28.025, Education Code, is amended by
1-15     amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (d) to read as
1-16     follows:
1-17           (a)  The State Board of Education by rule shall determine
1-18     curriculum requirements for the minimum, recommended, and advanced
1-19     high school programs that are consistent with the required
1-20     curriculum under Section 28.002.  A student may graduate and
1-21     receive a diploma only if:
1-22                 (1)  the student successfully completes the curriculum
1-23     requirements identified by the board for the recommended or
1-24     advanced high school program and complies with Section 39.025(a);
 2-1     [or]
 2-2                 (2)  the student, the student's parent, a school
 2-3     counselor, and a school administrator have agreed that the student
 2-4     should not complete the recommended or advanced high school program
 2-5     and the student successfully completes the curriculum requirements
 2-6     identified by the board for the minimum high school program and
 2-7     complies with Section 39.025(a); or
 2-8                 (3)  the student successfully completes an
 2-9     individualized education program developed under Section 29.005.
2-10           (d)  In this section, "parent" includes a legal guardian or
2-11     other person standing in parental relation to the student.
2-12           SECTION 3.  (a)  Section 51.805(a), Education Code, as
2-13     amended by this Act, takes effect August 1, 2006, and applies to
2-14     admissions to general academic teaching institutions beginning with
2-15     admissions for the 2006 fall semester.
2-16           (b)  Section 28.025(a), Education Code, as amended by this
2-17     Act, takes effect August 1, 2002, and applies to students entering
2-18     the ninth grade in the 2002-2003 school year and thereafter.