By Rangel H.B. No. 112
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.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
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
1-17 (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);
2-2 (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.