Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022
demonstrate competency as defined by the State Board-adopted academic
standards, at the grade levels specified, in the following required subject
areas. District and charter school instructional programs shall include an
ongoing assessment of student progress toward meeting the competency
requirements. These shall include the successful completion of the academic
standards in at least reading, writing, mathematics, science and social
studies, as determined by district and/or statewide assessments.
1. English language arts;
Social Studies; including:
a. Civics; and
b. Instruction on the Holocaust and other
genocides at least once in either grade seven or grade eight;
5. The Arts, which may consist of
two or more of the following: visual arts, dance, theatre, music or media
6. Health/Physical Education,
including mental health. Mental health instruction may be included as part of
other subject areas and shall comply with A.R.S. § 15-701.02.
The local governing board or
charter school may prescribe course of study and competency requirements for
promotion that are in addition to or higher than the course of study and
competency requirements the State Board of Education prescribes. Additional
subjects may be offered by the local governing board or charter school as
options and may include, but are not limited to:
1. Career and Technical Education,
2. Computer Science,
3. Educational Technology,
4. World and Native Languages.
C. Prior to the issuance of a
standard certificate of promotion from the 8th grade, each student shall
demonstrate competency, as defined by the local governing board, of the State
Board of Education adopted academic standards for grade 8 in the subject areas
listed in subsection (A).
Special education and promotion from the 8th grade.
The charter school or local governing
board of each school district shall be responsible for developing a course of
study and graduation requirements for all students placed in special education
programs in accordance with R7-2-401
2. Students placed in special education
classes in grades K-8 are eligible to receive the standard certificate of
promotion without meeting State Board of Education competency
and distance education courses may be offered by the local governing board or
charter school if the course is provided through an Arizona Online Instruction
Program established pursuant to A.R.S. § 15-808.
F. Alternative Demonstration of Competency.
Upon request of the student, the local school district governing board or
charter school shall provide the opportunity for a student in grades seven and
eight to demonstrate competency in the subject areas listed in subsection (A)
in lieu of classroom time.