New Accreditation Standards for Dual Enrollment Courses Signed into Law

OLYMPIA – Dual enrollment and dual credit courses will be nationally accredited thanks to a new law passed by Rep. Mari Leavitt, D-University Place, and signed by the governor on Tuesday. College in the High School (CIHS) courses are now required to pursue national accreditation under HB 1734. CIHS courses provide low-income families access to college credit in high school, and requiring national accreditation ensures credits will transfer and provide better preparation for students.

“As vice chair of the College & Workforce Development Committee, I am always looking for ways to improve the pathways to and through higher education,” said Leavitt. “This law ensures that students in high school pursuing college, a profession in the skilled trades, or technical classes will be better prepared.”

Gov. Inslee signs Substitute House Bill No. 1734, May 7, 2019. Relating to accreditation standards for college in the high school programs. Primary Sponsor: Mari Leavitt