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Resolution on the Use of Transfer Credit and the Acceptance of Military Training Education and Experiences Toward a High School Diploma


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Policy TitleResolution on the Use of Transfer Credit and the Acceptance of Military Training Education and Experiences Toward a High School Diploma
Policy CategoryCourse for Credit (CCRE)
Policy IDCCRE-000
Policy Date1975-01-09

Formerly GCS-M-000


Policy Resolution on Transfer and Acceptance of Military Related Education and Training Experiences as Credit Toward a High School Diploma.

 

The North Carolina State Board of Education is committed to the concept of maximum educational opportunity for children, youth and adults in every region and community of the State.  Realization of maximum opportunity requires recognition of and encouragement to all learning experiences - informal as well as formal, out-of-school as well as the traditional in-school. Valuing education and a personal commitment to life-long learning are viewed as valid and worthy objectives commanding the attention of schools at all levels.

In accordance with this basic belief and in recognition of the extensive and qualitative educational activities conducted by regular and affiliated military services organizations, the State Board of Education recommends that selected military training experiences and educational experiences under military auspices or supervision be acceptable and applied towards requirements for a high school diploma when authorized by a county or city board of education.  Such authorization should be by official board policy and in accordance with established guidelines and criteria.

In establishing policies, guidelines, and criteria, it is suggested that local education agencies might give consideration to the following:

  1. "Military" should be considered as all-inclusive; i.e., education and training activities connected with all regular branches of the military, all affiliated reserve organizations and the National Guard should be covered by policies that are established.
  2. Credits accepted should be transmitted by the military unit as an official communication bearing such essential information as is generally included in official transcripts of school records:  (1)  identification of content or subject matter covered; (2) clock hours of instruction; and (3) an indication of the individual's achievement or performance level in the course or activity.
  3. Transfer credits should be limited to curriculum areas identifiable with or closely equivalent to those areas generally included in the secondary school program of studies.  This might include areas such as the following:  occupational and/or technical training experiences (elective high school credit); physical fitness and training (elective or required credit); literacy education programs (elective or required).  Other areas may be deemed appropriate as they emerge through experiences by the cooperating agencies.
  4. A limit of 3 credits applied to diploma requirements may be imposed; no limit would be necessary for elective credits beyond those required for graduation.
  5. In evaluating military-related educational experiences, the Regional Accreditation Agency index of 120 clock hours of instruction per unit of credit may be considered as reasonable and feasible.  The local education agency may wish to reserve the prerogative of administering an end-of-course examination at its discretion.

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