(1) For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms apply:
(a) "Alternative educational options" means a state-approved educational program designed to provide a secondary education outside a traditional high school setting (e.g., Job Corps, Youth Challenge).
(b) "Candidate" means a person applying to take a high school equivalency (HSE) test.
(c) "Chief education officer" means the principal or designated school official (e.g., guidance counselor).
(d) "High school equivalency diploma" means a diploma issued by the state to individuals passing a state-approved high school equivalency test.
(e) "High school equivalency test" means a test designed for individuals without a high school diploma to demonstrate the competencies of a high school graduate.
(f) "Regular school program" means an education program provided by a public, private, or home school for which credits towards graduation are earned.
(g) "School" means an education program provided by a public, private, or home school.
(h) "State HSE test administrator" means the person in the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) who administers the HSE program.
History: 20-2-114, 20-2-121, MCA; IMP, 20-2-131, MCA; NEW, 2013 MAR p. 412, Eff. 3/29/13.