HOUSE BILL No. 1188
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 21-43-9.
Synopsis: College head start program. Establishes the college head
start program to enable certain students in grades 11 and 12 to
complete certain dual credit courses while in high school.
Effective: July 1, 2009.
January 12, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.
First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1188
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 21-43-9; (09)IN1188.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 21-43-9 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS
CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
Chapter 9. College Head Start Program
Sec. 1. This chapter applies to a program made available by a
public high school or through cooperatives of public high schools
and is in addition to the programs described in IC 21-43-4,
IC 21-43-5, and IC 21-43-6.
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "eligible student" refers to a
secondary school student in grade 11 or 12 who is on track to
graduate based upon the student's academic credits earned and
graduation examination results.
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "program" refers to the college
head start program established by section 5 of this chapter.
Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "qualified teacher" refers to a
teacher who holds any of the following teaching licenses:
(1) Proficient practitioner.
(2) Accomplished practitioner.
Sec. 5. The college head start program is established to enable
eligible students to complete certain core dual credit courses while
in high school.
Sec. 6. The commission for higher education shall identify at
least thirty (30) courses, including a series of college general
education courses most frequently taken by college undergraduates
in their first two (2) years of college, from the core transfer library
established under IC 21-42-5 to be included in the program as
course offerings to eligible students.
Sec. 7. (a) Courses under the program shall be taught by
(b) Courses under the program may be delivered through
distance learning technologies at a public high school site so long
as there is an onsite eligible teacher who is qualified in the subject
area of the course monitoring the delivery of instruction and
assisting in the student's academic progress in the course.
(c) The commission for higher education and the state board
may jointly approve distance learning providers of dual credit
courses that are not eligible institutions.
Sec. 8. (a) Qualified teachers must participate in professional
development activities, as determined jointly by the eligible
institution offering the course, the school corporation, and the
exclusive representative of the school corporation.
(b) If a qualified teacher is required to participate in
professional development activities under subsection (a), the
qualified teacher is entitled to compensation for the professional
development time under IC 20-29.
Sec. 9. Course grades earned under the program by an eligible
student shall be included on the student's high school transcript,
which shall be sufficient record for purposes of a student's
application and admission consideration to any of the eligible