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HF 562

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/06/2021 12:50pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying social studies graduation requirements; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 120B.024, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 120B.024, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Graduation requirements.

(a) Students deleted text beginbeginning 9th grade in the
2011-2012 school year and later
deleted text end must successfully complete the following high school level
credits for graduation:

(1) four credits of language arts sufficient to satisfy all of the academic standards in
English language arts;

(2) three credits of mathematics, including an algebra II credit or its equivalent, sufficient
to satisfy all of the academic standards in mathematics;

(3) an algebra I credit by the end of 8th grade sufficient to satisfy all of the 8th grade
standards in mathematics;

(4) three credits of science, including at least one credit of biology, one credit of chemistry
or physics, and one elective credit of science. The combination of credits under this clause
must be sufficient to satisfy (i) all of the academic standards in either chemistry or physics
and (ii) all other academic standards in science;

(5) three and one-half credits of social studies, new text beginincluding credit for a course in government
and citizenship in either 11th or 12th grade for students beginning 9th grade in the 2022-2023
school year and later, and a combination of other credits
new text endencompassing at least United States
history, geography, government and citizenship, world history, and new text begineither new text endeconomicsnew text begin or
personal finance
new text end sufficient to satisfy all of the academic standards in social studies;

(6) one credit of the arts sufficient to satisfy all of the state or local academic standards
in the arts; and

(7) a minimum of seven elective credits.

(b) A school district is encouraged to offer a course for credit in government and
citizenship to 11th or 12th grade students who begin 9th grade in the 2020-2021 school year
and later, that satisfies the government and citizenship requirement in paragraph (a), clause
(5).new text begin A school district must offer the course starting in the 2022-2023 school year.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2021.
new text end