Revised Code of
graduation requirements or equivalencies -- Reevaluation and report
by state board of education -- Credit for courses taken before attending
high school -- Postsecondary credit equivalencies.
IN 2005 *** (SEE 1495-S.SL) ***
state board of education shall establish high school graduation requirements
or equivalencies for students.
course in Washington state history and government used to fulfill
high school graduation requirements is encouraged to include information
on the culture, history, and government of the American Indian
peoples who were the first inhabitants of the state.
(b) The certificate of academic achievement
requirements under RCW 28A.655.061 or the certificate of individual
achievement requirements under RCW 28A.155.045 are required for graduation
from a public high school but are not the only requirements for graduation.
decision on whether a student has met the state board's high school
graduation requirements for a high school and beyond plan shall remain
at the local level.
- In recognition of the statutory authority of the state
board of education to establish and enforce minimum high school graduation
requirements, the state board shall periodically reevaluate the graduation
requirements and shall report such findings to the legislature in
a timely manner as determined by the state
- Pursuant to any requirement for instruction in languages
other than English established by the state board of education or
a local school district, or both, for purposes of high school graduation,
students who receive instruction in American sign language or one
or more American Indian languages shall be
considered to have satisfied the state or local school district graduation
requirement for instruction in one or more languages other than English.
- If requested by the student and his or her family,
a student who has completed high school courses before attending high
school shall be given high school credit which shall be applied to
fulfilling high school graduation requirements if:
course was taken with high school students, if the academic level
of the course exceeds he requirements for seventh and eighth grade
classes, and the student has successfully passed by completing the
same course requirements and examinations as the high school students
in the class; or
academic level of the course exceeds the requirements for seventh
and eighth grade classes and the course would qualify for high school
credit, because the course is similar or equivalent to a course offered
at a high school in the district as determined by the school district
board of directors.
- Students who have taken and successfully completed
high school courses under the circumstances in subsection (4) of this
section shall not be required to take an additional competency examination
or perform any other additional assignment to receive credit.
- At the college or university level, five quarter or
three semester hours equals one high school credit.
[2004 c 19 § 103; 1997 c 222 § 2; 1993 c 371
§ 3. Prior: 1992 c 141 § 402; 1992 c 60 § 1; 1990 1st
ex.s. c 9 § 301; 1988 c 172 § 1; 1985 c 384 § 2; 1984
c 278 § 6. Formerly RCW 28A.05.060.]
Part headings and captions not law -- Severability
-- Effective date -- 2004 c 19: See notes following RCW 28A.655.061.
Intent -- 1997 c 222: "In 1994, the legislature
directed the higher education board and the state board of education
to convene a task force to examine and provide recommendations on establishing
credit equivalencies. In November 1994, the task force recommended unanimously
that the state board of education maintain the definition of five quarter
or three semester college credits as equivalent to one high school credit.
Therefore, the legislature intends to adopt the recommendations of the
task force." [1997 c 222 § 1.]
Findings -- Part headings -- Severability -- 1992
c 141: See notes following RCW 28A.410.040.
Finding -- Severability -- 1990 1st ex.s. c 9: See
notes following RCW 28A.225.220.
Severability -- 1984 c 278: See note following RCW
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