Students experiencing homelessness face many challenges to accruing credits and staying on track for graduation. This checklist tool from SchoolHouse Connection provides school districts with practical ways to calculate and award partial course credit to students experiencing homelessness, including as they transfer between sending as receiving schools.
Download Awarding and Accepting Partial Credits for Students Experiencing Homelessness.
In 2017, the Washington State Legislature amended state statute RCW 28A.320.192 to strengthen supports for on-time grade-level progression and graduation of highly mobile students, including those experiencing homelessness and foster care involvement. This tool from the Washington Office of Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI) summarizes related state law provisions, offers a standardized partial credit calculation formula for district use, and provides implementation tools that school personnel, advocates, and caseworkers can use to help with operationalizing the state law.
View the On-Time Grade Level Progression and Graduation for Highly Mobile Students.