Policy No. 2413




Each high school will adopt core academic course equivalencies for high school career and technical courses, provided that the career and technical course has been reviewed and approved for equivalency credit by a district team appointed by the superintendent or a designee.


The district team will include a school administrator, the career and technical administrator, an instructor from the core academic subject area, an instructor from the appropriate career and technical course, a school counselor, and a representative from the curriculum department.


Career and technical courses approved for equivalency will be:


  1. Aligned with the state’s essential academic learning requirements and grade level expectations; and

  1. Aligned with current industry standards, as evidenced in the curriculum frameworks. The local career and technical advisory committee will certify that courses meet industry standards.


The board will approve Advanced Placement (AP) computer science courses as equivalent to high school mathematics or science. The superintendent will adopt procedures to denote on the student's transcript that AP computer science qualifies as a math-based quantitative course for students who complete it in their senior year.

Cross References:

Board Policy 2170

Career and Technical Education

Board Policy 2410

High School Graduation Requirements


Legal References:

RCW 28A.230.097

Career and technical high school course equivalencies.

RCW 28A.230.120

High School Diplomas – Issuance- Option to receive final transcripts –Notice

WAC 180-51

High school graduation requirements

WAC 392-410

Courses of study and equivalencies


Management Resources:

2018 - May Issue


2013 - September Issue

Policy News, August 2006 Legislature Codifies Course Equivalency for Career and Technical Courses




Revision Date: 10/14/13, 1/22/18, 8/27/18

Adoption Date: January 12, 2009

Woodland School District #404

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