In order to assure that an appropriate number of high school credits are awarded to students who complete a National Guard youth challenge program, whether the program involves a contract with a school district or is operated independently, the following provisions shall apply:
(1) High school credit may be awarded only if the course content is of high school level rigor as determined by and to the district's satisfaction - Ninth grade or above, or meets or exceeds the state essential academic learning requirements or grade level expectations at ninth grade or above for the particular subject.
(2) In the case of a contract between a school district and a National Guard youth challenge program, the contract, pursuant to WAC 180-50-320
(2)(b), shall identify the credits the student will be awarded upon satisfactory achievement of the specific learning standards identified in the contract. Determination of satisfactory achievement rests with the school district and may include consideration of recommendations of the program instructor or representative and review of the student's performance while enrolled in the program.
(3)(a) If a student enrolls in a National Guard youth challenge program that is conducted independently, then, when a student reenrolls in a school district, the district's policy on awarding credit under WAC 180-51-050
(6) shall apply.
(b) Credits may be awarded on a Carnegie unit basis as provided under WAC 180-51-050
(c) Credits may be awarded on a competency basis as provided under WAC 180-51-050
[Statutory Authority: 2006 c 263. 06-14-009, recodified as § 392-410-327, filed 6/22/06, effective 6/22/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.230.090. 05-23-058, § 180-51-120, filed 11/10/05, effective 12/11/05.]