The district shall provide a program of career and technical education to assist students in making informed and meaningful occupational choices and to prepare students for enrollment in post-secondary education and training and/or employment. Such offerings shall be included as a part of the regular curriculum of the school system and is a planned program of courses and learning experiences that begins with exploration of career options. Career and technical program development shall be related to employment demands, current and future, and to the needs and interests of students. The courses should support basic academic and life skills, enable achievement of high academic standards, incorporate leadership training, provide options for high skill development and high wage employment, and should include advanced and continuing education courses.
The board shall appoint representative citizens to serve on general and specialized career and technical education advisory committees. Such committees shall advise staff on appropriate educational objectives and instructional content, as well as on current labor market needs and the programs necessary to meet those needs.
The Board will annually review and approve the district plan for the design and delivery of its career and technical education program. The plan will ensure academic rigor, align with education reform, establish program performance targets, and address the skill gaps of Washington’s economy and provide opportunities for dual credit.
The Superintendent/designee shall be responsible for developing procedures which shall ensure that all programs are operated in conformity with the district’s plans for career and technical education and the district’s policies and state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination. Additionally, the Superintendent will seek and utilize all available state and federal sources of revenue for the financial support of career and technical education in the district.
Guidance and Counseling - Policy 2140
Equivalency Credit for Career and Technical Educational Courses - Policy 2413
Educational agencies offering vocational educational programs-Local advisory committees-
Advice on current job needs - RCW 28A.150.500
Program to help students meet minimum entrance requirements at baccalaureate-
granting institutions or to pursue career or other opportunities-Exceptions - RCW 28A.230.130
Secondary career and technical education - Chapter 28A.700 RCW
Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 - 20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.
Additional Policy Updates - Policy News, June 201
Career and Technical Education Programs - Policy News, February 2009
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: August 1984
Revised by the Board: 01.08, 5.14