COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 15

May 13, 2003

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Changes to Board-Approved Courses to Satisfy Graduation Requirements in History and Social Science

 

 

At its April 29, 2003, meeting the Board of Education approved changes to the list of board-approved courses to satisfy graduation requirements for history and social science. This action was communicated to division superintendents in Supts. Administrative Memo No. 22 dated May 9, 2003. As you are aware, when the History and Social Science Standards of Learning were revised, changes were made to several course titles. Thus, it became necessary to update and revise the list of board-approved courses to satisfy graduation requirements to reflect the new course titles. New course codes also have been assigned. In addition, the courses associated with the board-approved Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate assessments allowed as substitute assessments have been included on the revised list of courses.

 

Since the revised History and Social Science Standards of Learning will be fully implemented in the 2003-2004 school year, the approved list of courses and course codes is effective July 1, 2003. Please make sure that guidance counselors are aware of the changes.

 

For additional information, please contact Colleen Bryant (cbryant@mail.vak12ed.edu), history and social science specialist for secondary education, at (804) 786-4640.

 

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