Recognizing that students learn valuable and significant content beyond course taking in school, the following process will be available to earn credit.
Community Based Organizations
Community based organizations may apply to the district when offering extended learning experiences to students. The application must include:
- A description of when and how students will be engaged in learning for approximately 90 hours for 0.5 credit, and 180 hours for 1.0 credit
- A description of the standards, competencies, or outcomes that students will learn
- A description of assessment methods and criteria to determine if students have successfully demonstrated mastery.
Applications will be reviewed regularly by district staff, who will assist applicants as needed. Once approved, a timeline will be set for the duration of when the activity may generate credit. Applications will not be considered for learning experiences in-progress.
In most cases, students will earn elective credit for this experience, and can earn up to a total of two credits through this method.
Community-Based Work Experiences
Students working in jobs that provide significant learning experiences may apply for credit to recognize mastery of this content. Note - this applies for situations in which CTE Work Based Learning does not apply and/or is not available.
Counselors will work with identified students to apply for this process and earn credit. Through the process of earning credit students will:
- Participate in a professional skills seminar series
- Complete a series of career readiness activities
- Identify the standards, competencies, or outcomes they are learning on the job
- Demonstrate mastery of their learning on the job.
Applications will be accepted within a six-week window prior to start of each semester and students will be supported towards completion of their requirements by the SSCCR Department. All activities must be completed and requirements fulfilled by the end of the semester to earn credit. In most cases, students will earn elective credit for this experience, and can earn up to a total of two credits through this method.
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Superintendent 2.22