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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Procedure 2414 P2 - CREDIT BY MASTERY - Self-Directed Learning

Recognizing that students take initiative to engage in significant self-directed study outside of school, the following process will be available to earn credit.

When a student declares an interest in receiving credit for study outside, they can apply through a form that will include the following:   

  • The program or course name
  • Subject (content area) credit requested
  • Credit amount requested
  • Key learning outcomes, standards, and competencies to be learned
  • Assessment criteria for the course
  • The organizations sponsoring the study, with contact information
  • The intended start and completion date of the study
  • A description of how the study supports students’ high school and beyond plan

Forms will be reviewed regularly by school staff, who will assist applicants as needed.  Once approved, a timeline will be set for the duration of when the activity may generate credit.   Forms will not be considered for learning experiences in-progress.

Students may earn up to a total of two credits through this method, earning a grade of “P” for awarded credit.


Highline School District 401

Adopted by the Superintendent 2.22