(1) The parent or guardian of a child of school
age who is enrolled in a nonpublic school or a public charter school shall be
allowed to enroll the student in a public school for dual enrollment purposes.
The board of trustees of the school district shall adopt procedures governing
enrollment pursuant to this section. If enrollment in a specific program
reaches the maximum for the program, priority for enrollment shall be given to
a student who is enrolled full time in the public noncharter school.
(2) Any student participating in dual enrollment may enter into any
program in the public school available to other students subject to compliance
with the eligibility requirements herein and the same responsibilities and
standards of behavior and performance that apply to any student's
participation in the activity, except that the academic eligibility
requirements for participation in nonacademic activities are as provided for
(3) Any school district shall be allowed to include dual-enrolled
nonpublic school and public charter school students for the purposes of state
funding only to the extent of the student's participation in the public school
(4) Oversight of academic standards relating to participation in
nonacademic public school activities shall be the responsibility of the
primary educational provider for that student. In order for any nonpublic
school student or public charter school student to participate in nonacademic
public school activities for which public school students must demonstrate
academic proficiency or eligibility, the nonpublic school or public charter
school student shall demonstrate composite grade-level academic proficiency on
any state board of education recognized achievement test, portfolio, or other
mechanism as provided for in state board of education rules. Additionally, a
student shall be eligible if he achieves a minimum composite, core or survey
test score within the average or higher than average range as established by
the test service utilized on any nationally-normed test. Demonstrated
proficiency shall be used to determine eligibility for the current and next
following school years. School districts shall provide to nonpublic students
who wish to participate in dual enrollment activities the opportunity to take
state tests or other standardized tests given to all regularly enrolled public
(5) A public school student who has been unable to maintain academic
eligibility is ineligible to participate in nonacademic public school
activities as a nonpublic school or public charter school student for the
duration of the school year in which the student becomes academically
ineligible and for the following academic year.
(6) A nonpublic school or public charter school student participating in
nonacademic public school activities must reside within the attendance
boundaries of the school for which the student participates.
(7) Dual enrollment shall include the option of joint enrollment in a
regular public school and an alternative public school program. The state
board of education shall establish rules that provide funding to school
districts for each student who participates in both a regular public school
program and an alternative public school program.
(8) Dual enrollment shall include the option of enrollment in a
post-secondary institution. Any credits earned from an accredited
post-secondary institution shall be credited toward state board of education
high school graduation requirements.
(9) A nonpublic student is any student who receives educational
instruction outside a public school classroom and such instruction can
include, but is not limited to, a private school or a home school.