Currently, Learn Everywhere legislation has not been introduced in Washington. However, this page provides students and families with information about available options for earning credit for out-of-classroom learning. While Learn Everywhere allows for program providers to be approved to offer credit-bearing learning opportunities, for the programs listed below, it is the student’s responsibility to submit an application and complete the program requirements.
Academic Credit for Out-of-Classroom Learning
Competency-based credit is awarded solely on the basis of meeting a preset level of proficiency on a set of standards; how much time the student took to meet the standard is immaterial. Students can earn competency-based credit without the benefit of a classroom experience by demonstrating proficiency on knowledge acquired outside of a classroom setting.
The credentials an instructor holds is not a determining factor in whether or not a student can earn high school credit in a particular subject area. The award of credit is based on the learning standards addressed. If the district determines the learning meets high school learning standards, then the district may award high school credit in the amount and in the subjects that the district deems appropriate according to the depth and breadth of learning.
Academic Credit for Community Service
School districts are required to adopt a policy that is supportive of community service and provides an incentive, such as recognition or credit, for students who participate in community service.