2018 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 18 - Course Access Program Act
§ 49-18-103. Enrollment in course access program courses.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 49-18-103 (2018)
  • (a) Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, an eligible student may enroll in course access program courses.

  • (b)

    • (1) A participating student may enroll in no more than two (2) course access program courses, unless the student's home LEA approves the student to take additional courses. A home LEA may reject a student's course enrollment request if the course enrollment for the student does not comply with the requirements of this chapter.

    • (2) For the first two (2) course access program courses in which a participating student enrolls, the student's home LEA shall pay the required tuition and fees to the host LEA.

  • (c) If the student's home LEA approves a student to take more than two (2) course access program courses then:

    • (1) The student shall be responsible for paying to the host LEA any required tuition and fees for all additional courses beyond the two (2) courses permitted under subsection (b); and

    • (2) The home LEA shall award credit to the student upon successful completion of the additional courses.

  • (d)

    • (1) Home LEAs shall inform students and their parents or legal guardians of their right to appeal, in writing, to the governing body of the home LEA from any denial of course enrollment.

    • (2) The governing body of a home LEA shall develop a policy for hearing appeals from denials of course enrollments.

    • (3)

      • (A) The Tennessee school boards association (TSBA) is encouraged to develop a model policy for adoption by local boards of education. If TSBA does not develop a model policy or the local board of education does not adopt the TSBA's model policy, then the local board of education shall submit its policy to the commissioner for approval.

      • (B) The governing body of a charter school that is a home LEA may adopt the TSBA model policy, if TSBA develops a model policy, or develop its own policy. If the governing body develops its own policy, it shall submit the policy to its chartering authority for approval.

  • (e) An eligible student may enroll in courses provided through the course access program only if the student meets all prerequisites for the course and the student is unable to enroll in a comparable course at the student's school because either a comparable course is not offered or a legitimate situation exists that prevents the student from enrolling in a comparable course. The state board may approve and adopt additional enrollment requirements.

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