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WAC 392-725-015

Definitions.

The following definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.
(1) "College in the high school course" means a dual credit course provided on a high school campus or in a high school environment in which an eligible student is given the opportunity to earn high school credit to be awarded by a district, charter school, or tribal compact school and college credit awarded by the participating institution of higher education by completing a college course with a passing grade. College in the high school courses may be either academic or career and technical (vocational) education.
(2) "College in the high school program" means the subset of dual credit courses meeting NACEP quality standards and provided on a high school campus or in a high school environment in which an eligible student is given the opportunity to earn high school credit to be awarded by a district, charter school, or tribal compact school and college credit awarded by the participating institution of higher education by completing a college course with a passing grade.
(3) "Eligible student" means any student who meets the following conditions:
(a) The student meets the definition of an enrolled student pursuant to WAC 392-121-106.
(b) The student under the grade placement policies of the district, charter school, or tribal compact school through which the high school credits will be awarded has been deemed to be a tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grade student.
(4) "Participating institution of higher education" means an institution of higher education that:
(a) A district, charter school, or tribal compact school has contracted with to provide the college in the high school program;
(b) Meets the definition in RCW 28B.10.016, is authorized or exempt under the requirements of chapter 28B.85 RCW, or is a public tribal college located in Washington as noted in RCW 28A.600.290 (7)(a);
(c) Meets the college in the high school program standards outlined in WAC 392-725-130 through 392-725-170; and
(d) Is accredited by National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships or commits to the reporting of evidence requirement outlined in WAC 392-725-120.
(5) "National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships" is the professional organization that works to ensure that college in the high school courses are as rigorous as courses offered on the sponsoring college campuses. National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) has defined a set of quality standards that is the basis of their accreditation process.
(6) "Council of presidents" is defined throughout this chapter as the organization representing the interest of public baccalaureate institutions, specific to RCW 28A.600.290(6).
(7) "Fees."
(a) "College in the high school fees" means the per credit or per course fee charged by the participating institution of higher education for the registration for the college course.
(i) The maximum college in the high school fee shall not exceed the college in the high school state-funded subsidies described in RCW 28A.600.290.
(ii) The college in the high school fee may be less than the college in the high school state-funded subsidies.
(iii) The institution of higher education must receive the corresponding fee for any student seeking to earn college credit from the college in the high school course in accordance with the general requirements identified in WAC 392-725-225 (2)(a) unless the student qualifies for the state-funded subsidies in accordance with WAC 392-725-325(4).
(b) "Other associated college in the high school fees" means additional fees required to fully participate in the college in the high school program charged by the participating institution of higher education such as registration fees and fees for consumables.
(8) "College in the high school state-funded subsidies" means the amount provided in the Omnibus Appropriations Act that pays the college in the high school fee for specific eligible eleventh or twelfth grade students pursuant to RCW 28A.600.290 (1)(b)(i) only and for the limited amount provided in WAC 392-725-325(2).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.600.290. WSR 19-12-049, § 392-725-015, filed 5/31/19, effective 7/1/19; WSR 17-21-001, § 392-725-015, filed 10/5/17, effective 11/5/17; WSR 16-14-030, § 392-725-015, filed 6/27/16, effective 7/28/16.]
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