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SBCTC Policy Manual
Chapter 4: Instructional Program and Course Development


4.60.00 High School College Dual Registration and Transition Programs

4.60.10 Agreements between District Boards of Trustees and Common School Boards

The State Board supports boards of trustees entering into agreements in cooperation with local high school district boards to provide options for students to complete college-equivalent courses and programs while still in high school (see RCW 28B.50.530).

4.60.11 Running Start

The SBCTC in conjunction with the Superintendent of Public Instruction has adopted rules governing Running Start, a program that allows eligible eleventh and twelfth graders to enroll in college for the purpose of earning credits toward high school graduation while earning college credits (see WAC 131-46; WAC 392-169-005; RCW 28A.600.390).

4.60.12 Tech Prep

Tech Prep is a program outlined in Perkins legislation, It is intended to increase the articulation of high school and college professional/technical programs (see Appendix H: Tech Prep Education: Guidelines for Statewide Articulation Using the Direct Transcription Method).

4.60.13 College in the High School

College-in-the-High School programs are designed to provide college level courses in high school locations to serve qualified eleventh and twelfth grade students. Currently, community and technical college boards of trustees may establish such programs in cooperation with local school district boards under the authorization of RCW 28B.50.530 (see RCW 28A.600.280 through 290 and Appendix I: College in the High School Academic Transfer Guidelines).

4.60.14 Advanced Placement

Washington community and technical colleges will award unrestricted elective credit for an Advanced Placement (AP) score of 3 or higher. Credit will be awarded on the basis of official AP results, not transcript notation. Credits granted for general education or major requirements will be specified by the receiving institution’s AP credit policies; otherwise, elective credit will be granted.


Policy Resources

Policy History

ActionDescriptionRevision Date
Passage of E2SHB 2483 pdf 4.60.10 Higher Education Coordinating Board abolished and Running Start duties transferred to Washington Student Achievement Council. 7/1/2012
Federal funding under the Carl D. Perkins Act was terminated in 2011 4.60.12 Tech Prep revised. Previous activities of Tech Prep are now under the purview of colleges receiving Carl D. Perkins funding. 2011
Passage of SHB 2119 (2009) pdf Jointly develop and each adopt rules governing College in the High School and provide annual reports to the higher education committees in the Legislature. 7/26/2009
WACTC Instruction Commission approved May 2008 4.60.14 added to address AP credit. 8/15/2008
SBCTC Resolution 02-09-16 Board approved Policy Manual 9/19/2002

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