The bill establishes the automatic enrollment in advanced courses grant program (grant program) in the department of education (department) to provide funding for school districts that automatically enroll certain students in advanced courses.
In order to be eligible for the grant program, a school district must automatically enroll students who are in ninth grade or higher in an advanced course in a subject related to one in which the student demonstrated proficiency on the prior year's statewide assessment. Eligible school districts are encouraged to automatically enroll eligible fourth- through eighth-grade students in advanced courses as well. School districts are required to permit parents to remove their children from automatically enrolled classes and may permit parents to exempt their children from any automatic enrollment.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)