WSR 99-04-081

PROPOSED RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed February 2, 1999, 3:41 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 98-06-028.

Title of Rule: WAC 180-51-050 High school credit definition.

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.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.230.090.

Summary: Adoption will clarify the definition of high school credit for adults taking high school completion courses at a college or university.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, (360) 753-6715.

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: High school credit definition clarification for high school completion awarded by a community college. This WAC identifies credit equivalency for community college classes taken to obtain high school completion.

Proposal does not change existing rules.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Department of Labor and Industries, 7273 Linderson Way, Tumwater, WA 98504-4400, on March 18, 1999, at 8:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Carolyn Berger by March 5, 1999, TDD (360) 664-3631, or (360) 753-6715.

Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, fax (360) 586-2357, by March 5, 1999.

Date of Intended Adoption: March 19, 1999.

February 1, 1999

Larry Davis

Executive Director

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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 course work" means 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 course work" means 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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