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Register May 2007 No. 617
Chapter PI 40
YOUTH OPTIONS PROGRAM
PI 40.01   Authority.
PI 40.02   Intent statement.
PI 40.03   Definitions.
PI 40.04   General requirements.
PI 40.05   Payment of tuition and fees: IHEs.
PI 40.055   Payment of tuition and fees: technical colleges.
PI 40.056   Limitations on participation and payment.
PI 40.06   Transportation reimbursement.
PI 40.07   Determination and awarding of high school credit for postsecondary courses taken under the youth options program.
PI 40.08   Appeal process.
PI 40.09   State superintendent's responsibilities.
Ch. PI 40 Note Note: Chapter PI 40 was created as an emergency rule effective February 7, 1992.
PI 40.01 PI 40.01 Authority. This chapter is adopted under ss. 118.55 (9) and 227.11 (2) (a), Stats.
PI 40.01 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1992, No. 442, eff. 11-1-92; am. Register, July, 1998, No. 511, eff. 8-1-98.
PI 40.02 PI 40.02 Intent statement.
PI 40.02(1)(1) Under s. 118.55 (2), Stats., any public school pupil enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade who is not attending a technical college system school under s. 118.55 (7r) or 118.15 (1) (b), Stats., may enroll in an institution of higher education for the purpose of taking one or more nonsectarian courses at the institution of higher education, subject to s. PI 40.04 (4) (b).
PI 40.02(2) (2) Under s. 118.55 (7r), Stats., any public school pupil who has completed the 10th grade, is in good academic standing, is not a child at risk and who meets the notification requirements under ch. PI 40 may apply to attend a technical college for the purpose of taking one or more courses if the pupil has the written approval of his or her parent or guardian.
PI 40.02 Note Note: The youth options program is a separate program and should not be confused with other programs which provide high school students an opportunity to earn baccalaureate degree credit, such as the college board's advanced placement program, special service contracts with colleges and universities, educational television programs, international baccalaureate programs, university of Wisconsin extension courses or correspondence courses.
PI 40.02 Note Note: The youth options program should not be confused with other circumstances in which high school pupils attend courses at technical college system school institutions to meet high school graduation requirements through contracts or other special arrangements.
PI 40.02 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1992, No. 442, eff. 11-1-92; corrections in (1) and (3) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6., Stats., Register, March, 1996, No. 483; am. (1), r. (2) and (3), cr. (2), Register, July, 1998, No. 511, eff. 8-1-98 .
PI 40.03 PI 40.03 Definitions. In this chapter:
PI 40.03(1) (1) "Admitted to the IHE or technical college" means that a pupil has received written notice from the IHE or technical college of his or her eligibility to participate in the postsecondary course or courses under the youth options program.
PI 40.03(2) (2) "Department" means the Wisconsin department of public instruction.
PI 40.03(3) (3) "IHE" means an institution of higher education as defined in s. 118.55, Stats.
PI 40.03(4) (4) "Youth options program" means the program established under s. 118.55, Stats.
PI 40.03(5) (5) "Registered to attend" means a pupil has been admitted to the IHE or technical college and has written confirmation from the IHE or technical college that he or she has been enrolled in a specified postsecondary course or courses taken under the youth options program.
PI 40.03(6) (6) "School board" means the school board in charge of the schools of the school district.
PI 40.03(7) (7) "School district" has the meaning defined in s. 115.01 (3), Stats.
PI 40.03(8) (8) "State superintendent" means the state superintendent of public instruction.
PI 40.03(9) (9) "Technical college" means a technical college system district established under s. 38.02, Stats.
PI 40.03 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1992, No. 442, eff. 11-1-92; am. (1) and (3) to (5), cr. (9), Register, July, 1998, No. 511, eff. 8-1-98.
PI 40.04 PI 40.04 General requirements.
PI 40.04(1) (1) Pupil responsibilities.
PI 40.04(1)(a)(a) A pupil participating in the youth options program may take a postsecondary course or courses during or after regular school hours, if available, and shall comply with the following requirements:
PI 40.04(1)(a)1. 1. Submit an application developed by the IHE or technical college to the IHE or technical college in the previous school semester in which he or she plans to attend and indicate whether the postsecondary course or courses will be taken for high school credit or postsecondary credit.
PI 40.04 Note Note: An application for admission to an institution of higher education or technical college may be obtained from the public school district in which the pupil is enrolled or from the IHE or technical college.
PI 40.04(1)(a)2. 2. Notify the school board of the school district in which the pupil is enrolled of his or her intention of enrolling in an IHE or technical college no later than March 1 if the pupil intends to enroll in the fall semester and no later than October 1 if the pupil intends to enroll in the spring semester. The notice shall include the following information:
PI 40.04(1)(a)2.a. a. The pupil's name, address, date of birth, telephone number and grade in school.
PI 40.04(1)(a)2.b. b. The name of the pupil's parent or guardian.
PI 40.04(1)(a)2.c. c. The name of the IHE or technical college the pupil plans to attend.
PI 40.04(1)(a)2.d. d. The title of the postsecondary course or courses in which the pupil intends to enroll.
PI 40.04(1)(a)2.e. e. The number of postsecondary credits for each course.
PI 40.04(1)(a)2.f. f. Whether the postsecondary course will be taken for high school or postsecondary credit.
PI 40.04(1)(a)2.g. g. Written approval from the pupil's parent or guardian if the pupil plans to attend a technical college.
PI 40.04 Note Note: PI 8700A, Youth Options Program Plan and Report meets all of the requirements of PI 40.04 (1) (a) 2. and may be obtained at no charge by writing to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Youth Options Program, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841 or by visiting the Youth Options website at http://www.dpi.wi.gov/youthoptions/youthop1.html
PI 40.04(1)(a)3. 3. Notify the school board of the school district in which the pupil is enrolled if he or she is admitted to the IHE or technical college specified under subd. 2. c.
PI 40.04(1)(a)4. 4. Notify the school board of the school district in which the pupil is enrolled if he or she is registered to attend a postsecondary course specified under subd. 2. d.
PI 40.04(1)(a)5. 5. Notify the school board of the school district in which the pupil is enrolled as soon as practicable if he or she is not registered to attend the postsecondary course specified in subd. 2. d., but instead, registered to attend a different course.
PI 40.04(1)(b) (b) A pupil participating in the youth options program may appeal a school board's decision under sub. (3) (c) 3. and 4., regarding satisfaction of high school graduation requirements or the number of high school credits to be awarded, to the state superintendent within 30 days after the decision as specified under s. PI 40.08.
PI 40.04(1)(d) (d) A pupil participating in the youth options program shall comply with the IHE or technical college's admission criteria for a postsecondary course taken under the youth options program as well as any other application or information disclosures required by the IHE or technical college.
PI 40.04(1)(e) (e) A pupil taking one or more courses for postsecondary credit only at an IHE or technical college under this section shall meet the requirements under par. (d) as well as any other payment, reimbursement or fee cancellation policies established by the IHE or technical college.
PI 40.04(1)(f) (f) If a pupil receives a failing grade in a course or fails to complete a course at an institution of higher education or technical college for which the school board has made payment, the pupil, if he or she is an adult, shall reimburse the school board the amount paid on the pupil's behalf upon the school board's request. If a school board that requests reimbursement of a payment made under this section is not reimbursed as requested, the pupil on whose behalf the payment was made is ineligible for any further participation in the program. A grade that constitutes a failing grade for a course offered in the school district constitutes a failing grade for a course taken at an institution of higher education or technical college.
PI 40.04(2) (2)Parent or guardian responsibilities.
PI 40.04(2)(a)(a) The parent or guardian of a pupil participating in the youth options program shall be responsible for the pupil's compliance with the compulsory school attendance requirement under s. 118.15 (1) (a), Stats.
PI 40.04(2)(b) (b) If a pupil receives a failing grade in a course or fails to complete a course, at an institution of higher education or technical college for which the school board has made payment, the pupil's parent or guardian or the pupil if he or she is an adult, shall reimburse the school board the amount paid on the pupil's behalf upon the school board's request. If a school board that requests reimbursement of a payment made under this section is not reimbursed as requested, the pupil on whose behalf the payment was made is ineligible for any further participation in the program. A grade that constitutes a failing grade for a course offered in the school district constitutes a failing grade for a course taken at an institution of higher education or technical college.
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