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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [33000 - 64100]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 4. INSTRUCTION AND SERVICES [46000 - 64100]

  ( Division 4 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 28. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS [51000 - 53315]

  ( Part 28 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 9. Career Technical Education [52300 - 52462]

  ( Heading of Chapter 9 amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1058, Sec. 45. )

ARTICLE 1.7. Career Preparatory Program [52336 - 52336.5]
  ( Article 1.7 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1180, Sec. 2. )

52336.
  

(a) Any business, trade or professional association, union, or state or local governmental agency operating within this state may establish and operate, under the auspices of the local school district, a career preparatory program within this state that meets the requirements of this article.

(b) As part of a career preparatory program, an entity establishing and operating the program shall develop and implement a course of instruction for all pupils enrolled in the program that satisfies the requirements of Section 51225.3 applicable to grades 11 and 12.

(c) Subject to the development of the course of instruction delineated in subdivision (b) and to continuing certification by the State Department of Education, an entity establishing and operating a career preparatory program may propose and implement a program that is designed to provide on-the-job training and instruction in specific career technical skills to prepare students for future employment.

(d) An entity establishing and operating a career preparatory program shall present pupils who have successfully completed all aspects of the program with a certificate of completion that shall supplement a high school diploma.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1058, Sec. 59. Effective January 1, 2001.)

52336.1.
  

Any pupil who has successfully completed his or her education through grade 10, with the written consent of his or her parent or guardian, may choose to follow either a traditional college preparatory curriculum or a career preparatory program established pursuant to Section 52336.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1180, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1995.)

52336.3.
  

(a) The State Department of Education shall adopt rules and regulations by January 1, 1996, in relation to the following:

(1) An application process for entities that are seeking to establish and operate a career preparatory program pursuant to Section 52336 that includes, but is not limited to, the name of the entity, the organizational structure of the entity, its years of operation within the state, its financial stability, and the type of career preparatory program to be offered.

(2) An application process for pupils who are seeking to enroll in a career preparatory program established pursuant to Section 52336 that includes, but is not limited to, the age of the pupil, transcripts, or other official documents that show successful completion of his or her education through grade 10, and written consent for participation in the career preparatory program from the parent or guardian of the pupil.

(3) An initial and continuing certification process to ensure that the entity seeking to establish and operate a career preparatory program pursuant to Section 52336 develops and implements the course of instruction set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 52336.

(4) A process to evaluate and certify that pupils have successfully completed the course of instruction set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 52336. This process may include the successful completion of standardized achievement tests as developed by the State Department of Education.

(5) Any other necessary standards or policies to govern the administration of career preparatory programs established under this article.

(b) The rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this section shall be published for distribution as soon as practicable after adoption.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1180, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1995.)

52336.5.
  

(a) A private entity establishing a career preparatory program pursuant to this article shall not be eligible for any moneys from the state or any school district.

(b) An entity establishing a career preparatory program pursuant to Section 52336 may contract for assistance in the development or administration of that program with one or more of the following:

(1) A community college district.

(2) A school district that operates an adult education program.

(3) A regional occupational center or program.

(4) Any other public career technical education program.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1058, Sec. 60. Effective January 1, 2001.)

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