2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 105 - SCHOOLS
105 ILCS 433/ - Vocational Academies Act.

(105 ILCS 433/1)
Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Vocational Academies Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-220, eff. 7-14-05.)


(105 ILCS 433/5)
Sec. 5. Purpose. The purpose of this Act is to integrate workplace competencies and career and technical education with core academic subjects.
(Source: P.A. 94-220, eff. 7-14-05.)


(105 ILCS 433/10)
Sec. 10. Establishment. A school district, in partnership with community colleges, local employers, and community-based organizations, may establish a vocational academy that is eligible for a grant under this Act if the vocational academy meets all of the following requirements:
(1) The vocational academy must have a minimum

5-clock-hour day, as required under Section 10-19.05 of the School Code, and be under the direct supervision of teachers.

(2) The vocational academy must be a 2-year school

within a school program for grades 10 through 12 that is organized around a career theme and operated as a business-education partnership.

(3) The vocational academy must be a career-oriented

program that uses the direct involvement of local employers to provide students with an education and the skills needed for employment.

(4) The vocational academy must be a standards-based

educational program that prepares students both academically and technically for entrance into postsecondary education or careers in a selected field.

(5) The curriculum of the vocational academy must be

based on the Illinois Learning Standards, and work-site training must provide students with learning experiences for entry-level employment in the local job market and lifelong learning skills for higher education.

(Source: P.A. 101-12, eff. 7-1-19.)


(105 ILCS 433/15)
Sec. 15. Grants. Subject to appropriation or other available federal or private funding, the State Board of Education may provide grants to vocational academies that meet the requirements of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-220, eff. 7-14-05.)


(105 ILCS 433/99)
Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 94-220, eff. 7-14-05.)


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