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Model Curriculum Framework

Kentucky Uniform Academic Course Codes

Published: 9/29/2020 9:13 AM

2020-2021 State Course Codes

2020-2021 Course Codes Now Available in Searchable State Course Codes Database

The Searchable State Course Codes Database (SSCCD) has been updated to provide a view for the 2020-2021 school year. Five new high school course codes have been added for the 2020-2021 school year (332001 Introduction to 3D Printing Technology, 459805 Social Studies 1, 459806 Social Studies 2, 459807 Social Studies 3, and 500613 IB Film) and 960001 Credit Recovery Placeholder has been renamed "Digital Learning Placeholder" and the description has been updated. There are no course codes being deprecated for the 2020-2021 school year.

The new social studies courses are intended to offer schools an additional way to meet minimum high school graduation requirements for social studies. The description for each course can be found on the 2020-2021 Course Code Changes spreadsheet and in the SSCCD. The standards that have been aligned to each course can be found in the course standards documents: 459805 Social Studies 1, 459806 Social Studies 2, and 459807 Social Studies 3.

For a detailed list of course code changes, please see the 2020-2021 Course Code Changes spreadsheet. An updated Course Codes Frequently Asked Questions document for 2020-2021 is also available.

Searchable State Course Codes Database

The Searchable State Course Code Database (SSCCD) is now the sole source of information regarding state course codes.

A short tutorial video and quick reference card are available to help introduce users to the features available in the SSCCD.

Guidance Documents and Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Entering Course Information in Infinite Campus (IC)
Please follow the guidance provided in the Course Data Standard for entering course information in IC.

Guidance for entering Dual Credit courses in IC is available in the Dual Credit Course Data Standard.

Guidance Documents

Virtual and Performance-Based Course Set-Up and Attendance Verification Guidance Document

Course Standards Webpage

CTE - Programs of Study Webpage

Transition Readiness Tracking

Co-op Course Codes
Please note the cooperative education and work experience course codes are within the Searchable State Course Codes Database. The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority program regulation 11 KAR 15:090 has been modified to specify that all co-op course codes will count for the number of credits in the student’s schedule for the purposes of satisfying yearly KEES curriculum requirements. Therefore, cooperative course codes will be included in the KEES eligibility determination. Students taking 901005 (work experience courses) must have 4 courses not listed as work experience to be considered eligible for KEES.

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Course Code Regulation
704 KAR 3:540 states the following: 

Section 1. Maintenance of Uniform Academic Course Codes. The Kentucky Department of Education shall maintain a system for uniform academic course codes and all course codes, course titles, and course descriptions shall be identified. The Kentucky Department of Education shall annually review uniform academic course codes to identify courses for revision, addition, and deletion. The Commissioner of Education shall annually approve any changes to uniform academic course codes and shall publish and distribute updated course information to all
districts no later than January 31 of each year.

Section 2. Uniform Academic Course Code Requirements. (1) Local districts and schools shall use the uniform academic course codes, distributed by the Commissioner of Education annually, to classify all courses offered in each school when reporting to the Kentucky Department of Education.
(2) Reporting to the Kentucky Department of Education shall include the listing and linking of uniform academic courses.

Section 3. District and School Course Descriptions. The linking of local district and school codes to the uniform academic course codes shall be performed annually by district and school staff using the student information system.

Section 4. Annual District and School Audits. The Kentucky Department of Education shall annually audit and report the use or misuse of uniform academic course codes by districts and schools. (36 Ky.R. 2260; 37 Ky.R. 60; eff. 7-12-2010; 44 Ky.R. 1657; 2015; eff. 4-6-2018.)

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