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5112.01 - MAXIMUM AGE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE REGULAR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

The two paragraphs below will no longer be in effect after July 31, 2013.

In order to provide reasonable consistency of maturity levels among students in the regular high school program, no person shall be permitted to attend the regular high school program after attaining the age of twenty-one (21). Those who attain the age of twenty-one (21) during a school year may complete that school year. Persons who are eighteen (18) years old or older and who, by earning eight (8) credits per academic year, cannot meet graduation requirements, including grade point average (GPA), prior to the end of the school year during which they attain the age of twenty-one (21), shall not be permitted to attend the regular high school program beyond the end of the academic year in which they attain the age of eighteen (18). Such persons shall be afforded an opportunity to pursue a high school diploma through the Adult High School or General Educational Development (GED) programs of the District. The provisions of this paragraph limiting enrollment of students between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-one (21) years shall not be automatically applied to students served by the Districtís Exceptional Student Education Programs for students with disabilities. The provisions of this paragraph may, however, serve as guidelines for Staffing/IEP Committees as the educational needs of students with disabilities are individually considered. The District will provide services to students with disabilities until the end of the semester in which they turn twenty-two (22).

In order to protect the safety and welfare of younger students, principals may refuse enrollment in the regular high school program of those persons who have had a history of disruptive behavior in the school setting, who have attained the age of eighteen (18) years, and who have previously dropped out of the regular high school program. Such persons shall be afforded the opportunity to pursue a high school diploma through the Adult High School or General Educational Development (GED) programs of the District. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to students who are classified as exceptional students.

The two (2) paragraphs below shall go into effect on August 1, 2013.

In order to provide reasonable consistency of maturity levels among students in the regular high school program, no person shall be permitted to attend the regular high school program after attaining the age of nineteen (19). Those who attain the age of nineteen (19) during a school year may complete that school year. Persons who are seventeen (17) years old or older and who, by earning eight (8) credits per academic year, cannot meet graduation requirements, including grade point average (GPA), prior to the end of the school year during which they attain the age of nineteen (19), shall not be permitted to attend the regular high school program beyond the end of the academic year in which they attain the age of seventeen (17). Such persons shall be afforded an opportunity to pursue a high school diploma through the Adult High School or General Educational Development (GED) programs of the District. The provisions of this paragraph limiting enrollment of students between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-one (21) years shall not be automatically applied to students served by the Districtís Exceptional Student Education Programs for students with disabilities. The provisions of this paragraph may, however, serve as guidelines for Staffing/IEP Committees as the educational needs of students with disabilities are individually considered.

In order to protect the safety and welfare of younger students, principals may refuse enrollment in the regular high school program of those persons who have had a history of disruptive behavior in the school setting, who have attained the age of sixteen (16) years, and have filed a formal declaration of intent to terminate enrollment with the District School Board, in accordance with statute, and are seeking to reenroll in school. Such persons shall be afforded the opportunity to pursue a high school diploma through the Adult High School or General Educational Development (GED) programs of the District. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to students who are classified as exceptional students.

F.S. 1003.21(1)(c)

Revised 2/12/13

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