Each high school shall 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:
A. Align with the state’s essential academic learning requirements and grade level expectations; and
B. 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. 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.
High School Graduation Requirements - Policy 2410
Career and Technical Education - Policy 2170
Career and technical high school course equivalencies - RCW 28A.230.097
High school diplomas- Issuance-Option to receive final transcripts- Notice - RCW 28A-230-120
High School Graduation Requirements - WAC 180-51
Courses of Study and Equivalencies - . WAC 392-410
Policy & Legal News September 2013, May 2018
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: January 2008
Revised by the Board: 5.14, 8.18