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2413 (P) - Equivalency Credit for Career and Technical Education Courses

BOARD POLICY No. 2413

EQUIVALENCY CREDIT FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSES

Walla Walla Public Schools recognizes that Career and Technical Education courses provide students critical workforce and academic training for future employment and post-secondary education, and that many students benefit from learning core academic skills and content within the applied context of Career and Technical Education courses. The district further recognizes that Career and Technical Education, including SEA-Tech Skills Center courses may teach core academic content at a sufficient level to justify the granting of core academic equivalency credit.

Career and technical courses approved for equivalency must meet the following criteria:

    1. Align with state academic standards for the course/subject for which the equivalency is granted; and
    2. Align with current industry standards, as defined and evidenced in the OSPI approved curriculum frameworks for the course. The district’s Career and Technical Advisory Committee (general or course specific) shall determine if courses meet industry standards.

The superintendent or designee will establish procedures for evaluating and determining course equivalencies for Career and Technical Education, including SEA-Tech Skills Center offerings and core academic courses, and appoint a district team to approve course equivalencies and publish annually a district-approved equivalency list.

Legal References: 
RCW 
28A.150.500

Educational agencies offering vocational educational programs – Local advisory committees - Advice on current job needs

28A.700 Secondary career and technical education
28A.230.130 Program to help students meet minimum entrance requirements at baccalaureate - granting institutions or to pursue career or other opportunities

 

Adopted: August 20, 2013

Revised: December 17, 2013

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