Definition Of Early College High Schools
Early college high schools - definition. The act amends the definition of "early college" for purposes of the "Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act" to specify that an early college must provide only a curriculum that is designed to be completed within 4 years and includes concurrent enrollment in high school and postsecondary courses such that, when a student completes the curriculum, the student has attained a high school diploma and a postsecondary credential or at least 60 credit hours toward completion of a postsecondary credential. The state board of education must review all of the schools that it has designated as early colleges to ensure that each school meets the revised definition. A school that does not meet the revised definition will no longer be designated as an early college.
The act allows a school that is designated as an early college before passage of the act to continue to receive funding through the school finance formula for students who, after completing 4 years of high school at an early college, enroll in postsecondary courses for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)