WSR 99-10-093

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed May 4, 1999, 3:56 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 19, 1999.

Purpose: To provide clarification of the definition of high school credit as it relates to adult high school completion course work through a college or university.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-51-050.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.230.090.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-04-081 on February 2, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

May 4, 1999

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-2800.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-08-020, filed 3/25/97, effective 4/25/97)

WAC 180-51-050
High school credit--Definition.

As used in this chapter the term "high school credit" shall mean:

(1) Grades nine through twelve high school programs.  One hundred fifty hours of planned ((in-school instruction;)) instructional activities approved by the district.

(2) College and university course work.  At the college or university level, ((except for community college adult high school completion programs,)) five quarter or three semester hours shall equal 1.0 high school credit((; and)): Provided, That for the purpose of this subsection, "college and university course work" means course work that generally is designated 100 level or above by the college or university.

(3) Community college ((adult)) high school completion program - Diploma awarded by community college.  Five quarter or three semester hours of community college high school completion course work shall equal 1.0 high school credit ((for students in the community college high school completion program)): Provided, That for purposes of awarding equivalency credit under this subsection, college and university high school completion course work includes course work that is designated below the 100 level by the college and the course work is developmental education at grade levels nine through twelve.

(4) Community college high school completion program - Diploma awarded by school district. A minimum of .5 and a maximum of 1.0 high school credit may be awarded for every five quarter or three semester hours of community college high school completion course work: Provided, That for purposes of awarding equivalency credit under this subsection, college and university high school completion course work includes course work that is designated below the 100 level by the college and the course work is developmental education at grade levels nine through twelve.

(5) Each high school district board of directors shall adopt a written policy for determining the awarding of equivalency credit authorized under subsection (4) of this section. The policy shall apply uniformly to all high schools in the district.

(6) A student must first obtain a written release from their school district to enroll in a high school completion program under subsection (3) of this section if the student has not reached age eighteen or whose class has not graduated.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.230.090 and 28A.305.130.  97-08-020, 180-51-050, filed 3/25/97, effective 4/25/97; 96-09-027, 180-51-050, filed 4/9/96, effective 5/10/96.  Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.230.090, 28A.305.130 and 1994 c 222.  95-16-063, 180-51-050, filed 7/27/95, effective 8/27/95.  Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.230.090(1) and 28A.305.130 (8) and (9).  94-13-017, 180-51-050, filed 6/3/94, effective 7/4/94.  Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.230.090.  94-03-100 (Order 1-94), 180-51-050, filed 1/19/94, effective 9/1/94.  Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.05.060.  85-12-041 (Order 12-85), 180-51-050, filed 6/5/85.  Statutory Authority: Chapter 28A.05 RCW.  84-11-049 (Order 7-84), 180-51-050, filed 5/17/84.]

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