ASSEMBLY, No. 2597
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 20, 2014
Assemblyman TROY SINGLETON
District 7 (Burlington)
Assemblyman PATRICK J. DIEGNAN, JR.
District 18 (Middlesex)
Assemblyman JOHN DIMAIO
District 23 (Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren)
Senator M. TERESA RUIZ
District 29 (Essex)
Senator JAMES BEACH
District 6 (Burlington and Camden)
Assemblywomen Pinkin, Mosquera, Assemblyman Coughlin, Senators Weinberg and Allen
Provides that beginning with the 2016-2017 grade nine class, Advanced Placement computer science course may satisfy a part of the mathematics credits required for high school graduation.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Senate Education Committee on December 14, 2015, with amendments.
An Act concerning high school graduation requirements and supplementing chapter 7C of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Beginning with the 2[2014-2015] 2016-20172 grade nine class, the State Board of Education shall require that the local graduation requirements adopted by a board of education permit an Advanced Placement computer science course to satisfy a part of the total credit requirement in 2[either]2 mathematics 2[or science]2. For an Advanced Placement computer science course to satisfy a part of the mathematics credit requirement, the student must be concurrently enrolled in or have successfully completed algebra I and geometry 1or the content equivalent1. 2[For an Advanced Placement computer science course to satisfy a part of the science credit requirement, the student must be concurrently enrolled in or have successfully completed five credits in laboratory biology or life science or the content equivalent and an additional laboratory or inquiry-based science course, which 1[may] shall1 include chemistry, environmental science, or physics.]2
2. This act shall take effect immediately.