COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 22

May 9, 2003

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public 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. 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 lists of courses. Please see the attachment for the complete list of board-approved history and social science courses to satisfy graduation requirements and the designated course codes.

 

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 your secondary school principals and 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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