Graduation Requirements

Subject

Credits

4-Year College Credits

College Admission Requirement Notes
(WA State Public Colleges and Universities Only)

Fine/Performing Arts

1.0

1.0

One year of study is required in the fine, visual and performing arts.

English

4.0

4.0

Four years of English are required, at least 3 of which must be in composition and literature.

Personal Finance

.5

-

-

Health

.5

-

-

Physical Education

1.5

-

-

Math

3.0

3.0

(1.0 credit in math-based quantitative or CTE course during senior year for WA public Baccalaureates)

Students MUST complete math through Algebra 2 to graduate.

Career and Technical (CTE)

1.5

-

-

Science

2.0
(1.0 lab science)

3.0
(1.0 algebra -based science for WA public Baccalaureates)

Two years of science are required, of which one full year must be completed in biology, chemistry, or physics with a lab experience.

Social Studies

3.5

-

Three years of study are required in history or in any of the social sciences.

Electives

4.5

2.0
(World Languages)

Two years of study are required of the same world language. A world language course taken in eighth grade may satisfy 1 year of the requirement if the 2nd year is completed in high school.

Total Credits:

22

-

Certificate of Academic Achievement

Students earn a Certificate of Academic Achievement by meeting standard on the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) or for Mathematics the End-of-Course Assessment (EOC). The Certificate of Individual Achievement allows students in special education programs who are not able to meet standards on the High School WASL to fulfill the requirement.



High School and Beyond Plan

The elements of a High School and Beyond Plan include: career interest, post-high school plan, high school course plan and progress toward graduation.

 


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