|(a) In accordance with the Texas Education Code, §42.0052,
a board of trustees of a school district or a governing body of a
charter holder may adopt a policy that allows a student to participate
in an off-campus instructional program. The program must be provided
only by an institution of higher education that is accredited by one
of the regional accrediting associations specified in §74.25
of this title (relating to High School Credit for College Courses).
(b) To be eligible, a student must:
(1) be in Grade 11 or 12;
(2) have demonstrated college readiness as outlined
in the requirements for participation in dual credit programs in the
student attendance accounting handbook adopted under §129.1025
of this title (relating to Adoption by Reference: Student Attendance
(3) meet any eligibility requirements adopted by the
institution of higher education specified in §74.25 of this title;
(4) have the approval of the high school principal
or other school official designated by the school district or open-enrollment
(c) Funding eligibility for a student participating
in an off-campus program will include time instructed in the off-campus
program. A campus may choose an alternate attendance-taking time for
a group of students that is scheduled to be off-campus during the
regular attendance-taking time. The alternate attendance-taking time
will be in effect for the period of days or weeks for which the group
is scheduled to be off-campus during the regular attendance-taking
time (for example, for the semester or for the duration of employment).
This alternate attendance-taking time may not be changed once it is
selected for a particular group of students. If attendance is taken
at an off-campus location, the school district must ensure that attendance
is taken in accordance with the student attendance accounting handbook
adopted under §129.1025 of this title.
(d) For a school district or an open-enrollment charter
school to receive Foundation School Program funding for a student
participating in an off-campus program under this section, the district
or charter school must have documentation of an agreement between
the district or charter school and the college.
(e) The off-campus program approved under this section
must comply with rules adopted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
Board in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part 1, with respect
to teacher qualifications.