(1) School district boards of directors shall identify and offer courses with content that meet or exceed: (a) The basic education skills identified in RCW 28A.150.210
; (b) the graduation requirements under RCW 28A.230.090
; (c) the courses required to meet the minimum college entrance requirements under RCW 28A.230.130
; and (d) the course options for career development under RCW 28A.230.130
. Such courses may be applied or theoretical, academic, or vocational.
(2) School district boards of directors must provide high school students with the opportunity to access at least one career and technical education course that is considered equivalent to a mathematics course or at least one career and technical education course that is considered equivalent to a science course as determined by the office of the superintendent of public instruction and the state board of education in RCW 28A.700.070
. Students may access such courses at high schools, interdistrict cooperatives, skill centers or branch or satellite skill centers, or through online learning or applicable running start vocational courses.
(3) School district boards of directors of school districts with fewer than two thousand students may apply to the state board of education for a waiver from the provisions of subsection (2) of this section.
Effective date—2014 c 217 §§ 103 and 104:
"Sections 103 and 104 of this act take effect September 1, 2015." [ 2014 c 217 § 208.
Finding—Intent—2014 c 217:
See note following RCW 28A.150.220
Severability—1984 c 278:
See note following RCW 28A.185.010