Regulations Manual

Alterations for the 2021-22 school year

Some of the regulations may not be in effect as written given current guidance and/or emergency rules from the state legislature, OSPI, the State Board of Education and other governing bodies. Please see our Returning to School 2021-22 FAQ page for more information on practices that may be altered at this time.

Administrative Regulations Manual & Procedures

Under Policy Governance®, within the directives and limitation listed in the Board Governance Policies, the Board delegates the development and implementation of Administrative Regulations and procedures to the Superintendent and staff, except in regard to issues for which they are mandated by law to take direct action. A comprehensive review and revision of all District policies and procedures was completed between August and December 2015, and the conversion to an Administrative Regulations Manual was completed on February 1, 2016.

Regulations establish legal records and standards of conduct for the school district. Regulations can provide a bridge between the School Board's philosophy and goals and the everyday administration of programs.

The Issaquah School District is continually updating Regulations and procedures to keep current with state laws and regulations as well as best practices. Regulations or procedures on this website may be in transition or in process of being revised.

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Credit for Competency/Proficiency - 2409

Code: 2409

Last Revised Date: 9/30/2021

Related Procedures:

Washington State requires students to earn a minimum number of credits across specified subject areas in order to earn a high school diploma. Earning credits demonstrates competency in or proficiency of the state’s essential academic learning requirements (learning standards).

The District recognizes that there are different methods of demonstrating competency or proficiency of state learning standards. Competency-based crediting is an option for students to earn high school credit in appropriate circumstances, based on performance on District-approved standardized assessments that are aligned to state learning standards, rather than through successfully completing courses taught to those standards.

The District offers students the opportunity to earn competency-based credit in world languages, English language arts, mathematics, and science. The District also offers competency-based CTE credit for Echo Glen students who complete the industry standards and competencies called out in the CTE Framework; these competencies are completed while participating in enrichment program(s) while enrolled at Echo Glen. The District’s procedures for awarding credits in these areas based on competency testing are described in 2409P.

Cross References:


Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.230.090 High school graduation requirements or equivalencies
  • WAC 180-51-050 High school credit - Definition
  • WAC 392-410-340 Equivalency credit for alternative learning experiences, non-high school courses, electronically mediated courses, work experience, and challenges