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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XLVIII
K-20 EDUCATION CODE
Chapter 1000
K-20 GENERAL PROVISIONS
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Section 1000.21, Florida Statutes 2003

1000.21  Systemwide definitions.--As used in the Florida K-20 Education Code:

(1)  "Articulation" is the systematic coordination that provides the means by which students proceed toward their educational objectives in as rapid and student-friendly manner as their circumstances permit, from grade level to grade level, from elementary to middle to high school, to and through postsecondary education, and when transferring from one educational institution or program to another.

(2)  "Commissioner" is the Commissioner of Education.

(3)  "Community college," except as otherwise specifically provided, includes the following institutions and any branch campuses, centers, or other affiliates of the institution:

(a)  Brevard Community College.

(b)  Broward Community College.

(c)  Central Florida Community College.

(d)  Chipola Junior College.

(e)  Daytona Beach Community College.

(f)  Edison Community College.

(g)  Florida Community College at Jacksonville.

(h)  Florida Keys Community College.

(i)  Gulf Coast Community College.

(j)  Hillsborough Community College.

(k)  Indian River Community College.

(l)  Lake City Community College.

(m)  Lake-Sumter Community College.

(n)  Manatee Community College.

(o)  Miami-Dade Community College.

(p)  North Florida Community College.

(q)  Okaloosa-Walton Community College.

(r)  Palm Beach Community College.

(s)  Pasco-Hernando Community College.

(t)  Pensacola Junior College.

(u)  Polk Community College.

(v)  St. Johns River Community College.

(w)  St. Petersburg College.

(x)  Santa Fe Community College.

(y)  Seminole Community College.

(z)  South Florida Community College.

(aa)  Tallahassee Community College.

(bb)  Valencia Community College.

(4)  "Department" is the Department of Education.

(5)  "Parent" is either or both parents of a student, any guardian of a student, any person in a parental relationship to a student, or any person exercising supervisory authority over a student in place of the parent.

(6)  "State university," except as otherwise specifically provided, includes the following institutions and any branch campuses, centers, or other affiliates of the institution:

(a)  The University of Florida.

(b)  The Florida State University.

(c)  The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

(d)  The University of South Florida.

(e)  The Florida Atlantic University.

(f)  The University of West Florida.

(g)  The University of Central Florida.

(h)  The University of North Florida.

(i)  The Florida International University.

(j)  The Florida Gulf Coast University.

(k)  New College of Florida.

(7)  "Sunshine State Standards" are standards that identify what public school students should know and be able to do. These standards delineate the academic achievement of students for which the state will hold its public schools accountable in grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, in the subjects of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, the arts, health and physical education, foreign languages, reading, writing, history, government, geography, economics, and computer literacy.

History.--s. 10, ch. 2002-387.

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