as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 01/30/2012 02:08pm
A bill for an act
relating to education; expanding the postsecondary enrollment options program;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 124D.09, subdivisions 3, 9, 12, 24,
by adding a subdivision; 135A.101, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2011
Supplement, section 124D.09, subdivision 5; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010,
section 124D.09, subdivision 23.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.09, subdivision 3, is amended to
For purposes of this section, the following terms have the
meanings given to them.
(a) "Eligible institution" means a Minnesota public postsecondary institution,
new text beginnew text enda private, nonprofit two-year trade and technical school
granting associate degrees, an opportunities industrialization center accredited by the
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, or a private, residential, two-year or
four-year, liberal arts, degree-granting college or university located in Minnesota.
(b) "Course" means a course or program.
Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 124D.09, subdivision 5, is
amended to read:
Notwithstanding any other law to the
contrary, deleted text beginandeleted text end new text beginnew text end11thnew text beginnew text end or 12th grade pupil enrolled in a school or an American
Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant school eligible for aid under section 124D.83,
except a foreign exchange pupil enrolled in a district under a cultural exchange program,
may apply to an eligible institution, as defined in subdivision 3, to enroll in nonsectarian
courses offered by that postsecondary institution. Notwithstanding any other law to the
contrary, a 9th or 10th grade pupil enrolled in a district or an American Indian-controlled
tribal contract or grant school eligible for aid under section 124D.83, except a foreign
exchange pupil enrolled in a district under a cultural exchange program, may apply to
enroll in nonsectarian courses offered under subdivision 10, if after all 11th and 12th
grade students have applied for a course, additional students are necessary to offer the
course. If an institution accepts a secondary pupil for enrollment under this section, the
institution shall send written notice to the pupil, the pupil's school or school district, and
the commissioner within ten days of acceptance. The notice must indicate the course
and hours of enrollment of that pupil. If the pupil enrolls in a course for postsecondary
credit, the institution must notify the pupil about payment in the customary manner used
by the institution.
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.09, is amended by adding a subdivision
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Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.09, subdivision 9, is amended to read:
A postsecondary institution shall give priority to
its postsecondary students when enrolling new text beginnew text end11thnew text beginnew text end and 12th grade pupils in its
courses. A postsecondary institution may provide information about its programs to a
secondary school or to a pupil or parentdeleted text begin, but it may not advertise or otherwise recruit or
solicit the participation of secondary pupils to enroll in its programs on financial groundsdeleted text end.
An institution must not enroll secondary pupils, for postsecondary enrollment options
purposes, in remedial, developmental, or other courses that are not college level. Once a
pupil has been enrolled in a postsecondary course under this section, the pupil shall not
be displaced by another student.
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.09, subdivision 12, is amended to read:
deleted text beginA pupil may enroll in a course under this section for either
secondary credit or postsecondary credit. At the time a pupil enrolls in a course, the pupil
shall designate whether the course is for secondary or postsecondary credit. A pupil taking
several courses may designate some for secondary credit and some for postsecondary
credit.deleted text end A pupil must not audit a course under this section.
A district shall grant academic credit to a pupil enrolled in a course for secondary
credit if the pupil successfully completes the course. Seven quarter or four semester
college credits equal at least one full year of high school credit. Fewer college credits may
be prorated. A district must also grant academic credit to a pupil enrolled in a course for
postsecondary credit if secondary credit is requested by a pupil. If no comparable course is
offered by the district, the district must, as soon as possible, notify the commissioner, who
shall determine the number of credits that shall be granted to a pupil who successfully
completes a course. If a comparable course is offered by the district, the school board
shall grant a comparable number of credits to the pupil. If there is a dispute between the
district and the pupil regarding the number of credits granted for a particular course, the
pupil may appeal the board's decision to the commissioner. The commissioner's decision
regarding the number of credits shall be final.
The secondary credits granted to a pupil must be counted toward the graduation
requirements and subject area requirements of the district. Evidence of successful
completion of each course and secondary credits granted must be included in the pupil's
secondary school record. A pupil shall provide the school with a copy of the pupil's grade
in each course taken for secondary credit under this section. Upon the request of a pupil,
the pupil's secondary school record must also include evidence of successful completion
and credits granted for a course taken for postsecondary credit. In either case, the record
must indicate that the credits were earned at a postsecondary institution.
If a pupil enrolls in a postsecondary institution after leaving secondary school, the
postsecondary institution must award postsecondary credit for any course successfully
completed for secondary credit at that institution. Other postsecondary institutions may
award, after a pupil leaves secondary school, postsecondary credit for any courses
successfully completed under this section. An institution may not charge a pupil for
the award of credit.
The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and
the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota must, and private nonprofit and
proprietary postsecondary institutions should, award postsecondary credit for any
successfully completed courses in a program certified by the National Alliance of
Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships offered according to an agreement under subdivision
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 124D.09, subdivision 24, is amended to read:
The provisions of subdivisions 13, 19, new text beginnew text end22deleted text begin, and 23deleted text end shall not apply for any postsecondary courses in which a pupil is enrolled in
addition to being enrolled full time in that pupil's district or for any postsecondary course
in which a pupil is enrolled for postsecondary credit. The pupil is enrolled full time if
the pupil attends credit-bearing classes in the high school or high school program for
all of the available hours of instruction.
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Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 135A.101, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
To participate in the postsecondary
enrollment options program, a college or university must abide by the provisions in this
section. The institution may provide information about its programs to a secondary school
or to a pupil or parentdeleted text begin, but may not recruit or solicit participation on financial groundsdeleted text end.
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