Florida Senate - 2022                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1054
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Hutson moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with directory and title amendments)
    3         Between lines 98 and 99
    4  insert:
    6  OPTION.—Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, a student is
    7  eligible to complete an alternative pathway to earning a
    8  standard high school diploma through the Career and Technical
    9  Education (CTE) pathway option. Receipt of a standard high
   10  school diploma awarded through the CTE pathway option requires
   11  the student’s successful completion of at least 18 credits. A
   12  student completing the CTE pathway option must earn at least a
   13  cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
   14         (a) In order for a student to satisfy the requirements of
   15  the CTE pathway option, he or she must meet the GPA requirement
   16  and:
   17         1. Meet the requirements in paragraphs (3)(a) through (d)
   18  and, additionally, for students entering grade 9 in the 2023
   19  2024 school year and thereafter, paragraph (3)(h);
   20         2. Complete two credits in career and technical education.
   21  The courses must result in a program completion and an industry
   22  certification; and
   23         3.a.For a student who enters grade 9 before the 2023-2024
   24  school year, complete two credits in electives or work-based
   25  learning programs. A one-half credit in financial literacy may
   26  be included in the two credits of electives; or
   27         b. For a student who enters grade 9 in the 2023-2024 school
   28  year and thereafter, complete one and one-half credits in
   29  electives or work-based learning programs Complete two credits
   30  in work-based learning programs. A student may substitute up to
   31  two credits of electives, including one-half credit in financial
   32  literacy, for work-based learning program courses to fulfill
   33  this requirement.
   34         Section 4. Subsection (5) of section 1002.3105, Florida
   35  Statutes, is amended to read:
   36         1002.3105 Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance
   37  Learning (ACCEL) options.—
   38         (5) AWARD OF A STANDARD HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.—A student who
   39  meets the following applicable grade 9 cohort graduation
   40  requirements of s. 1003.4282(3)(a)-(e), earns three credits in
   41  electives, and earns a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of
   42  2.0 on a 4.0 scale shall be awarded a standard high school
   43  diploma in a form prescribed by the State Board of Education:
   44         (a)The applicable grade 9 cohort graduation requirements
   45  of s. 1003.4282(3)(a)-(e);
   46         (b)1.For a student who enters grade 9 before the 2023-2024
   47  school year, earn three credits in electives; or
   48         2.For a student who enters grade 9 in the 2023-2024 school
   49  year and thereafter, earn two and one-half credits in electives
   50  and one-half credit in financial literacy; and
   51         (c)Earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a
   52  4.0 scale.
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   55  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   56         Delete lines 54 - 56
   57  and insert:
   58         Section 3. Paragraph (g) of subsection (3) and paragraph
   59  (a) of subsection (10) of section 1003.4282, Florida Statutes,
   60  are amended, and paragraph (h) is added to subsection (3) of
   61  that section, to read:
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   64  And the title is amended as follows:
   65         Delete line 13
   66  and insert:
   67         and money management; modifying the requirements for
   68         the career and technical education graduation pathway
   69         option; amending s. 1002.3105, F.S.; modifying the
   70         requirements for the award of a standard high school
   71         diploma for Academically Challenging Curriculum to
   72         Enhance Learning options; providing an effective date.