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  • Summary date: Feb 28 2023 - View Summary

    Establishes the Vocational Track Diploma Pilot Program (Program), operated by Currituck County Schools to provide for Currituck County Schools to offer (1) an alternative set of graduation requirements for students who complete courses toward a vocational career path and (2) an alternative high school diploma for students who complete the alternate set of graduation requirements toward a vocational career path.

    Requires Currituck County Schools to develop an alternative set of graduation requirements for students to receive a vocational track diploma. Requires the graduation requirements to be developed during the 2023-24 school year and requires a report on the requirements to the Department of Public Instruction before the end of the 2023-24 school year. Specifies that the requirements must (1) include all of the English, science, social studies, and elective requirements in accordance with the current graduation requirements, and (2) require students to complete NC Math 1 and 2 and require two additional applied math credits. Allows students entering ninth grade during the 2024-25 school year to elect to pursue the vocational track diploma. Sunsets the program at the end of the 2027-28 school year.

    Exempts Currituck County Schools from any requirements to post school performance data in any publicly accessible forum, for the duration of the program. Requires Currituck County Schools to report annually to the specified NCGA committee, from October 15, 2024, to October 15, 2028. Specifies what is to be included in the reports.