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Credit for Public School Contributions Definitions and Details

"Standardized testing for college credit or readiness" includes the SAT, PSAT, ACT, advanced placement and international baccalaureate diploma tests and other similar tests.

"Widely recognized and accepted educational testing organization" means the college board, the ACT, the international baccalaureate and other organizations that are widely recognized and accepted by colleges and universities in the United States and that offer college credit and readiness examinations.

"Career and technical education industry certification assessment" means an assessment for career and technical preparation programs for pupils.

"Community school meal program" means a school meal program that takes place before or after the regular school day on school property.

"Student consumable health care supplies" includes tissues, hand wipes, bandages and other health care consumables that are generally used by children.

Each district may develop its own course of study for each grade. At a minimum, the character education program must include instruction in the definition and application of at least six of the following character traits: truthfulness, responsibility, compassion, diligence, sincerity, trustworthiness, respect, attentiveness, obedience, orderliness, forgiveness, and virtue.

Extracurricular activities are school sponsored activities that may require enrolled students to pay a fee in order to participate. The activities must supplement the school's education program and may be educational or recreational. Each school district will determine what activities are extracurricular activities for each public school located in that district. Extracurricular activities may include:

  • use of band uniforms
  • use of equipment or uniforms for varsity athletics
  • use of scientific laboratory equipment or materials
  • in-state or out-of-state trips that are solely for competitive events
Extracurricular activities do not include any senior trips or events that are recreational, amusement, or tourist activities.

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