Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-319 - State Seal of Personal Finance Proficiency

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022

A. School districts and charter schools may participate in the State Seal of Personal Finance Proficiency Program (Program), which recognizes students who have attained a high level of proficiency in personal finance. School districts and charter schools participating in the Program may award the State Seal of Personal Finance Proficiency to any high school student who graduates from a school operated by the school district or charter school and who meets the requirements of the Program outlined in subsections (1) and (2) of this subsection. To be eligible to be awarded the State Seal of Personal Finance Proficiency, each student shall do each of the following:
1. Complete all Social Studies requirements for graduation with GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent; and
2. Complete all of the following activities:
a. Passage of an assessment. The student shall attain the required score on one personal finance assessment as adopted by the State Board of Education, defined by the Arizona Department of Education, for purposes of demonstrating personal finance proficiency;
b. Completion of an approved Personal Finance Program. The student shall complete one of the personal finance programs as adopted by the State Board of Education, defined by the Arizona Department of Education, for purposes of demonstrating personal finance proficiency;
c. Participation in a curricular or extracurricular program. The student shall complete one personal finance curricular or extracurricular program as adopted by the State Board of Education, defined by the Arizona Department of Education, for purposes of demonstrating personal finance proficiency; and
d. Demonstrated college and/or career readiness plan. The student shall complete one college and career readiness plan as adopted by the State Board of Education, defined by the Arizona Department of Education, for purposes of demonstrating personal finance proficiency.
B. By October 1 of each year, the Arizona Department of Education shall make an electronic facsimile of the State Seal of Personal Finance Proficiency available to each school district or charter school participating in the Program. Each participating school district or charter school shall identify each student who has met the requirements of the Program, affix the State Seal of Personal Finance Proficiency to the student's diploma upon graduation, and shall note the receipt of the State Seal of Personal Finance Proficiency on the transcript of the student.
C. The Arizona Department of Education shall post on its website by July 1 of each year:
1. The list of acceptable personal finance assessments and the score to be achieved on each, as approved by the Board, which meet the requirements of R7-2-319(A)(2)(a);
2. The list of acceptable personal finance programs, as approved by the Board, which meet the requirements of R7-2-319(A)(2)(b);
3. The list of acceptable personal finance curricular or extracurricular programs, as approved by the Board, which meet the requirements of R7-2-319(A)(2)(c); and
4. The list of acceptable college and/or career readiness plans, as approved by the Board, which meet the requirements of R7-2-319(A)(2)(d).
D. Each school district and charter school that participates in the Program shall meet the following requirements:
1. Notify the Arizona Department of Education of its intent to participate in the Program at least 30 days prior to issuing the seal by filling out the form provided on the Arizona Department of Education's website;
2. Designate at least one individual to serve as coordinator of the Program and provide that individual's name and contact information to the Arizona Department of Education;
3. Using a format prescribed by the Arizona Department of Education, submit a report no later than 90 days after the end of the school year with the total number of students awarded the State Seal of Personal Finance Proficiency; and
4. Make available to parents and students information regarding the Program and the name and contact information for the coordinator of the Program.
E. The Arizona Department of Education shall establish guidelines and procedures to assist school districts and charter schools in the administration of the Program.

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Ariz. Admin. Code § R7-2-319
New Section made by final exempt rulemaking at 25 A.A.R. 962, effective 3/25/2019.

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