[First Reprint]

SENATE, No. 2161

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

216th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JUNE 9, 2014

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  M. TERESA RUIZ

District 29 (Essex)

Senator  JAMES BEACH

District 6 (Burlington and Camden)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Senators Weinberg and Allen

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     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 1[2014-2015] 2016-20171 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 1[either]1 mathematics 1[or science]1. 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 1[.  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 may include chemistry, environmental science, or physics] or the content equivalent1 .

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.