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###### ii.(a).For students graduating in academic year (high school) 2007-2008 and prior, for purposes of satisfying the requirements of §703.A.5.a.i above, or §803.A.6.a, the following courses shall be considered equivalent to the identified core courses and may be substituted to satisfy corresponding core courses.

Core Curriculum Course

Equivalent (Substitute) Course

Physical Science

General Science, Integrated Science

Algebra I

Algebra I, Parts 1 and 2, Integrated Mathematics I

Applied Algebra IA and IB

Applied Mathematics I and II

Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry

Integrated Mathematics I, II and III

Algebra II

Integrated Mathematics II

Geometry

Integrated Mathematics III

Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, or Comparable Advanced Mathematics

Pre-Calculus, Algebra III, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, Applied Mathematics III*, Advanced Mathematics I, Advanced Mathematics II

Chemistry

Chemistry Com

Fine Arts Survey

Speech Debate (2 units)

Western Civilization

European History

Civics

AP American Government

*Applied Mathematics III was formerly referred to as Applied Geometry

###### (b).For students graduating in academic year (high school) 2006-2007 and after, for purposes of satisfying the requirements of §703.A.5.a.i above, or §803.A.6.a, the following courses shall be considered equivalent to the identified core courses and may be substituted to satisfy corresponding core courses.

Core Curriculum Course

Equivalent (Substitute) Course

Physical Science

Integrated Science

Algebra I

Algebra I, Parts 1 and 2, Integrated Mathematics I

Applied Algebra IA and IB

Applied Mathematics I and II

Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry

Integrated Mathematics I, II and III

Algebra II

Integrated Mathematics II

Geometry

Integrated Mathematics III

Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, or Comparable Advanced Mathematics

Pre-Calculus, Algebra III, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, Applied Mathematics III*, Advanced Mathematics I[beginning with the 2008-2009 academic year (high school) this course is renamed Advanced Math – Pre-Calculus], Advanced Mathematics II [beginning with the 2008-2009 academic year (high school) this course is renamed Advanced Math –Functions and Statistics]

Chemistry

Chemistry Com

Fine Arts Survey

Speech III and Speech IV (both units)

Western Civilization

European History

Civics

AP American Government

*Applied Mathematics III was formerly referred to as Applied Geometry

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#### J.Natural Disaster Initial Eligibility Requirements

##### 1.To establish eligibility for a TOPS Opportunity, Performance or Honors Award, a displaced student graduating from high school or completing a BESE approved home study program at the 12th grade level during the 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009 academic years (high school) must meet all of the requirements of §703.A – I.8 above, except as follows:

###### a.A displaced student who has been certified by the principal or headmaster to have graduated during the 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009 school years from an out-of-state high school that meets the criteria of an eligible out-of-state high school as provided in §1701.A.4 and 5 shall not be required to have for the respective awards a higher minimum composite score on the ACT or on the Scholastic Aptitude Test than required for a student who graduates from an eligible Louisiana high school provided such student has, for an opportunity award, a cumulative high school grade point average on all courses on the high school transcript of at least 2.50 calculated on a 4.00 scale or, for a performance or honors award, a cumulative high school grade point average on all courses on the high school transcript of at least 3.50 calculated on a 4.00 scale.

###### b.The requirement that a student who graduates from an eligible Louisiana high school during the 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009 school years must have successfully completed the applicable core curriculum shall be waived for a displaced student based upon a sworn affidavit by the student's high school principal or headmaster or authorized designee that failure to comply with such requirement is due solely to the fact that the required course or courses were not available to the student at the school attended.

###### c.A displaced student shall be deemed to meet the Louisiana residency requirement if:

###### i.such dependent or independent student actually resided in Louisiana during the entire 2004-2005 academic year (high school) and was enrolled for such time in an eligible Louisiana high school and graduated from high school during the 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, or 2008-2009 academic year (high school); or

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###### e.A displaced student who during the 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009 academic years (high school) successfully completes at the 12th grade level a home study program approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education shall not be required to have also completed the 11th grade level of an approved home study course.

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AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 17:3021-3025, R.S. 17:3042.1, R.S. 17:3048.1 and R.S. 17:3048.6.

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Student Financial Assistance Commission, Office of Student Financial Assistance, LR 22:338 (May 1996), repromulgated LR 24:636 (April 1998), amended LR 24:1902 (October 1998), LR 24:2237 (December 1998), LR 25:257 (February 1999), LR 25:655 (April 1999), LR 25:1794 (October 1999), LR 26:64, 67 (January 2000), LR 26:689 (April 2000), LR 26:1262 (June 2000), LR 26:1602 (August 2000), LR 26:1996, 1999, 2001 (September 2000), LR 26:2268 (October 2000), LR 26:2753 (December 2000), LR 27:36 (January 2001),

Louisiana Register Vol. 34, No. 10 October 20, 2008