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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Course Equivalency - 2413

Code: 2413

Adopted: 2/4/2011

Last Revised Date: 7/1/2015

Related Procedures:

The District believes that course equivalencies provide high school students with increased opportunities and flexibility in meeting high school graduation requirements.

The District will establish an equivalency committee to review and approve all equivalency proposals.

Courses approved for equivalency must meet the following criteria:

  1. Align with the state’s essential academic learning requirements and grade level expectations; and
  2. For CTE proposals, courses must align with current industry standards, as evidenced in the curriculum frameworks.

Career and technical courses determined by the school District to be equivalent to academic core courses, in full or in part, shall be accepted as meeting core requirements, including graduation requirements, if the courses are recorded on the student’s transcript using the equivalent academic high school department designation and title. Full or partial credit shall be recorded as appropriate.

The Board will approve Advanced Placement (AP) computer science courses as equivalent to high school mathematics or science. Board approval of AP computer sciences as equivalent to high school mathematics requires that a student has successfully completed or is currently enrolled in Algebra II. 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.

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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
  • WAC 180-51 High School Graduation Requirements
  • WAC 392-410 Courses of Study and Equivalencies