00 Enrolled SB 41 01 Relating to student participation in interscholastic activities; and providing for an effective 02 date. 03 _______________ 04 * Section 1. AS 14.30.365(a) is amended to read: 05 (a) A full-time student who is eligible under (b) of this section who is enrolled 06 in grades nine through 12 in an alternative education program that is located 07 [ENTIRELY] in the state and that does not offer interscholastic activities is eligible to 08 participate in any interscholastic activities program available in a public school 09 (1) that, based on the residence of the parent or legal guardian, the 10 student would be eligible to attend were the student not enrolled in an alternative 11 education program; or 12 (2) at which the student requests to participate, if 13 (A) the student shows good cause; and 14 (B) the governing body of the school approves. 01 * Sec. 2. AS 14.30.365(c) is amended by adding a new paragraph to read: 02 (5) "located in the state" means that the alternative education program 03 is accessed by a student who is located in the state and provides for all instructional 04 hours to take place at a site in the state. 05 * Sec. 3. AS 14.45 is amended by adding a new section to article 3 to read: 06 Sec. 14.45.150. Interscholastic activities; eligibility. (a) A full-time student 07 who is eligible under (b) of this section who is enrolled in grades nine through 12 in an 08 alternative education program that is located in the state and that does not offer 09 interscholastic activities is eligible to participate in any interscholastic activities 10 program available in a religious or other private school regulated under this chapter 11 (1) that the student would be eligible to attend were the student not 12 enrolled in an alternative education program; and 13 (2) at which the student requests to participate, if the administrator of 14 the school approves. 15 (b) A student is eligible to participate in interscholastic activities under this 16 section if the student 17 (1) is otherwise eligible to participate in interscholastic activities under 18 requirements established by the school and the statewide interscholastic activities 19 governing body; 20 (2) provides documentation, including academic transcripts, proof of 21 full-time enrollment, and applicable disciplinary records, and, if required for 22 participation in an activity by the school, requested medical records, to the school 23 providing the interscholastic activities program; and 24 (3) claims the same school for interscholastic activities eligibility 25 purposes during a school year. 26 (c) In this section, 27 (1) "alternative education program" means a public secondary school 28 that provides a nontraditional education program, including the Alaska Military Youth 29 Academy; a public vocational, remedial, or theme-based program; a home school 30 program that is accredited by a recognized accrediting body; a charter school 31 authorized under AS 14.03.250 - 14.03.290; and a statewide correspondence school 01 that enrolls students who reside outside of a district in which the student resides and 02 provides less than three hours a week of scheduled face-to-face student interactions in 03 the same location with a teacher who is certified under AS 14.20.020; 04 (2) "district" has the meaning given in AS 14.17.990; 05 (3) "full-time student" means a student who 06 (A) is enrolled in not less than five classes in grades nine 07 through 11 and not less than four classes in grade 12; and 08 (B) is on track to graduate from secondary school in not more 09 than four years of attendance in secondary school; 10 (4) "interscholastic activities" means preparation for and participation 11 in events or competitions involving another school when the preparation or 12 participation 13 (A) is sanctioned or supported by the statewide interscholastic 14 activities governing body; 15 (B) is conducted outside of the regular school curriculum; and 16 (C) does not involve participation in student government at a 17 school; 18 (5) "located in the state" means that the alternative education program 19 is accessed by a student who is located in the state and provides for all instructional 20 hours to take place at a site in the state. 21 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect July 1, 2013.