2413 Equivalency Credit for Career and Technical Education Courses

  • Each high school will adopt core academic course equivalencies for high school career and technical courses, provided that the career and technical course has been reviewed and approved for equivalency credit by a district team appointed by the superintendent or a designee.

    The district team shall include a school administrator, the career and technical administrator, an instructor from the core academic subject area, an instructor from the appropriate career and technical course, a school counselor and a representative from the curriculum department.

    Career and technical courses approved for equivalency must meet the following criteria:

    1. Align with the state’s essential academic learning requirements and grade level expectations; and

    2. Align with current industry standards, as evidenced in the curriculum frameworks. The local career and technical advisory committee shall certify that courses meet industry standards.

    The board will approve Advanced Placement (AP) computer science courses as equivalent to high school mathematics or science.  Board approval of AP computer science as equivalent to high school mathematics requires that the student has successfully completed or is concurrently enrolled in Algebra II.  The superintendent will adopt procedures to denote on the student’s transcript that AP computer science qualifies as a math-based quantitative course for students who complete it in their senior year.

    Cross References:
    Policy 2170         Career and Technical Education
    Policy 2410         High School Graduation Requirements

    Legal References:
    RCW 28A.230.097         Career and Technical High School Course Equivalencies
    RCW 28A.230.120         High School Diplomas – Issuance – Option to receive final transcripts – Notice
    WAC 180-51                    High School Graduation Requirements
    WAC 392-410                  Courses of Study and Equivalencies                                                                        

    Management Resources:
    Policy News, Aug. 2006                             Legislature Codifies Course Equivalency for Career and Technical Courses
    Policy and Legal News, Sept. 2013      Legislature requires boards to approve AP computer science courses as equivalent to high school math or science 

    ADOPTED: 10/26/06
    REVISED: 11/26/13

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