Course Equivalency - Procedures - 2163-P

Mukilteo School District
Instruction - Series 2000
Course Equivalency - Procedures - 2163-P

Course equivalency (formerly “cross crediting”) is the determination of high school courses that satisfy more than one subject area requirement. 

Please see attached list of equivalent courses.

Equivalency Within a Core Academic Course

Mukilteo School District High School Subject Areas: 

  • Arts (visual and performing)
  • English (reading, writing and communications)
  • Health and Fitness
  • Mathematics
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) encompasses a variety of subject areas in the pathways of Agriculture and Science, Business and Marketing, Health and Human Services, Technology Education, and Trade and Industry.
  • Science (physical, life, earth)
  • Social Studies
  • World Languages (includes American Sign Language)

A course seeking equivalency with a core academic course listed above must demonstrate alignment with the academic standards taught and assessed within the core academic course for which the equivalency is sought.  Alignment must be demonstrated through the Curriculum Framework and Assessments of the course seeking the equivalency.

Equivalency within Career and Technical Education (CTE)

An approved CTE course is one for which there is an existing CIP Code and Curriculum Framework registered and approved with the Office of Superintendent for Public Instruction Career and Technical Education office. Alignment must be demonstrated through the Curriculum Framework and Assessments of the course seeking the equivalency.

A course seeking equivalency with an approved CTE course must demonstrate alignment with the following required standards:

  • Contextual application of Essential Academic Learning Requirements, Grade Level Expectations, Common Core standards, and/or Next Generation Science Standards
  • Occupational industry standards and competencies defined for the CTE course for which the equivalency is being sought
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Career Exploration and Exposure
  • Involvement with an approved Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) or Locally-Developed Leadership equivalent

Course Equivalency Process

All courses designed as equivalents must follow this process for course equivalency approval.

Step 1: Building Request for Equivalency Evaluation is Due to the Student Learning and Innovation Department by December 15 of the School Year Prior to Implementation

  1. Teacher(s) will submit a course outline, the relevant subject area request forms and other supporting documents to their department head for approval and then to the building principal for approval and signature.  Principals will submit the equivalency requests to the Student Learning and Innovation Department by December 15.
  2. If a CTE course is involved, then the equivalency request must be approved by the CTE Director before being sent to the building principal.   
  3. Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center course proposed equivalencies must be approved by the Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center Director prior to submitting the request.

Step 2:  District Meeting to Consider Course Equivalency Requests

  1. A District committee will evaluate equivalency requests and will include the following members: Executive Director of Talent and Human Resources; Executive Director of Student Learning and Innovation; Executive Director of Secondary Education; Director of Curriculum and Professional Development; Director of Career and Technical Education.

  2. The committee will determine whether the requested course meets equivalency standards.  Approved courses will be listed as an equivalency in future course guides.  

Step 3:  Updating District-Approved Equivalency List (By January 15)

  • The approved list will be published no later than January 15 of the school year for inclusion in each school’s course guide and will apply to the following school year.
  • Deletion of equivalencies will apply only to the following year’s freshman students.  Students who will be sophomores, juniors and seniors that following year will be allowed to use the previously published equivalencies.  

 

Date: August 9, 2010
October 30, 2013
September 25, 2014
October 1, 2021