Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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The district recognizes that students demonstrate mastery of content in a variety of settings beyond courses taught and experiences provided in its schools. In order to earn high school credit through demonstrating mastery in such cases, procedures will be developed and maintained to provide transparent and equitable access.

High school credit may be awarded to students who demonstrate mastery on the state learning standards. If no state standard is available for a subject the district may award credit based on mastery of locally adopted standards.

To earn credit, the competencies, outcomes, and/or standards must include explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives, with assessments that are meaningful and a positive learning experience for students.  Learning outcomes emphasize competencies that include application and creation of knowledge along with the development of important skills and dispositions.  Additionally, outcomes should be directly aligned with students’ high school and beyond planning.

To ensure cultural responsiveness and equitable access in awarding of mastery-based credit, credits awarded by mastery will be disaggregated for periodically reviewed to identify any disproportionality across student groups. If disproportionality is found among student groups receiving mastery-based credit, appropriate actions to ensure equitable access to mastery-based credit opportunities must take place.


Highline School District 401

Adopted by the Board:  August 2013

Revised by the Board: 2.22

Classification: Essential