In the establishment and operation of high schools, matters relating to the minimum standards prescribed by the State Board of Education on the courses of study, organization, instruction, qualifications of principals and teachers, building and equipment and of sanitary conditions shall be administered through the professional assistants in the Department of Education, directed by the State Superintendent of Education. Manuals of instruction, bulletins setting out programs of study, rules and regulations and other matters relating to secondary education shall be printed from time to time by the State Board of Education. The requirements for accreditment of high schools and the list of approved institutions shall be submitted to and approved and printed by the State Board of Education on the recommendation of the State Superintendent of Education and supplied in sufficient quantities to meet the needs of high school principals, county and city superintendents and the institutions that have graduation from an accredited high school as a prerequisite for entrance.

(School Code 1927, §460; Code 1940, T. 52, §434.)