2017 ORS 340.005¹
Definitions for ORS 340.005 to 340.090

This section is amended
Effective March 16, 2018
Relating to modified diplomas; creating new provisions; amending ORS 327.026, 339.115 and 340.005; and declaring an emergency.

For purposes of ORS 340.005 (Definitions for ORS 340.005 to 340.090) to 340.090 (Alternative programs):

(1) “Accelerated college credit program” has the meaning given that term by rules adopted by the State Board of Education.

(2) “At-risk student” means:

(a) A student who qualifies for a free or reduced lunch program; or

(b) An at-risk student as defined by rules adopted by the board if the board has adopted rules to define an at-risk student.

(3) “Duplicate course” means a course with a scope that is identical to the scope of another course.

(4)(a) “Eligible post-secondary course” means any nonsectarian course or program offered through an eligible post-secondary institution if the course or program may lead to high school completion, a certificate, professional certification, associate degree or baccalaureate degree.

(b) “Eligible post-secondary course” does not include a duplicate course offered at the student’s resident school.

(c) “Eligible post-secondary course” includes:

(A) Academic courses;

(B) Career and technical education courses; and

(C) Distance education courses.

(5) “Eligible post-secondary institution” means:

(a) A community college;

(b) A public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities); and

(c) The Oregon Health and Science University.

(6)(a) “Eligible student” means a student who is enrolled in an Oregon public school and who:

(A) Is 16 years of age or older at the time of enrollment in a course under the Expanded Options Program;

(B)(i) Is in grade 11 or 12 at the time of enrollment in a course under the Expanded Options Program; or

(ii) Is not in grade 11 or 12, because the student has not completed the required number of credits, but who has been allowed by the school district to participate in the program;

(C) Has developed an educational learning plan as described in ORS 340.025 (Notification by student to school district); and

(D) Has not successfully completed the requirements for a high school diploma or a modified diploma as established by ORS 329.451 (High school diploma), the State Board of Education and the school district board.

(b) “Eligible student” does not include a foreign exchange student enrolled in a school under a cultural exchange program.

(7) “Expanded Options Program” means the program created under ORS 340.005 (Definitions for ORS 340.005 to 340.090) to 340.090 (Alternative programs).

(8) “Scope” means depth and breadth of course content as evidenced through a planned course statement including content outline, applicable state content standards where appropriate, course goals and student outcomes. [2005 c.674 §1; 2007 c.567 §1; 2009 c.94 §10; 2011 c.637 §120; 2017 c.726 §9]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 340—College Credit Earned in High School, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors340.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.