Edmonds-Woodway Registration 2024-25
- Edmonds School District Graduation Requirements
- Graduation Pathway Options
- Post-High school options
- High School and Beyond Plan
- NCAA Eligibility
- College Credit Options in High School
- Specialty Program Options
- Community Based/Outside Credits/Correspondence Classes
- Transcripts and Grading
- Retaking a failed class and/or grade improvement
Edmonds School District Graduation Requirements
You may print and use the space to check off semesters completed. (1 semester+0.5 credits)
Notes and Details
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One (1.0) credit may be substituted with other courses tailored to the students post-high school goals and career plan.
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Students are required to earn credit in Algebra 1, Geometry, and a third year credit of math. The third year math credit may be Algebra 2 or a math credit tailored to the students post-high school goals and career path.
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Two (2.0) credits must be successfully completed in the Laboratory Sciences. The additional one (1.0) credit may be completed in the sciences or from an approved list of science equivalency courses tailored to the students post-high school goals and career path.
|Career and Technical*
Two (2.0) credits of World Language may be substituted with other courses tailored to the students post-high school goals and career path.
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|High School and Beyond Plan**
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(check one box for each year of required Naviance Tasks completed)
|See Graduation Pathway options listed below under “Additional State Graduation Requirements”
* Subject area requirements may be satisfied through district approved equivalency courses. An approved equivalency course may satisfy two (2) graduation requirements - one (1) in the curriculum area in which the course is offered and one (1) in the curriculum area in which the course appears on the district approved equivalency list.
** The High School and Beyond Plan is a state graduation requirement that begins in middle school. Students will work with their counselor and other staff to create their own individual plan. Students meet this requirement by completing assigned grade level lessons and tasks using the Naviance Career and College Planning system. Students may earn .125 high school elective credits for each year they complete all required grade level Naviance
lessons and tasks. Grade level tasks must be completed during the grade level year they are assigned in order to obtain credit.
A student may pursue one or more of the pathway options described below to demonstrate career and college readiness as long as the option chosen is in alignment with the student’s high school and beyond plan.
Statewide High School Assessment Option
A student may demonstrate career and college readiness by meeting or exceeding the graduation standard by the State Board of Education on the statewide high school assessments in English language arts and mathematics. To meet this graduation pathway option, students need to earn at least the graduation score on this high school English Language Arts (ELA) of 2548 and math SMarter Balanced Assessment of 2595.
If determined to be appropriate by their Individualized Education Program (IEP) team, students with an IEP may meet this graduation pathway option with the WA-AIM state assessment with an ELA score of 104 math score of 103.
Dual Credit Courses
A student may demonstrate career and college readiness by completing and qualifying for college credit in dual credit courses.
“Dual credit course” means a course in which a student is eligible for both high school credit and college credit at the level of 100 or higher upon successfully completing the course. Dual credit programs include College in the High School, Running Start, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) Dual Credit.
Students do not have to pay fees or claim college credit to meet this pathway, but they must meet the state and local program criteria or articulation agreement requirements such as earning a particular grade.
High School Transition Courses
A student may demonstrate career and college readiness by earning high school credit in a high school transition course in English language arts and mathematics. A high school transition course is a course offered in high school where successful completion by a high school student ensures the student college-level placement at participating institutions of higher education as defined in RCW 28B.10.016. High school transition courses must satisfy core or elective credit graduation requirements established by the State Board of Education.
Advance Placement (AP)/International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs
A student may demonstrate career and college readiness by meeting the requirement of A or B below in the AP and international baccalaureate courses in English language arts or mathematics that the state board of education designates as eligible to be used to meet standards:
- Earning high school credit with a grade of C+ or higher in each term in the eligible AP or international baccalaureate courses in English language arts or mathematics.
- Earning at least the minimum score of three on advanced placement exams, four on standard-level and higher-level international baccalaureate exams for the corresponding courses.
A student may demonstrate career and college readiness by meeting or exceeding the scores established by the state board of education for the mathematics portion and reading, English, or writing portion of the SAT or ACT.
|ACT with Writing
|ACT (no Writing)
|English Language Arts
Combination of Options
A student may demonstrate career and college readiness by meeting any combination of at least one English language arts option and at least one mathematics option. For example, a student may meet the English graduation pathway option using the state assessment, and the math graduation pathway option using a transition course.
The graduation pathway options that may be used in combination are:
- Smarter Balanced Assessment
- Dual Credit
- Advanced Placement (AP)
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- Transition Courses
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
A student may demonstrate career and college readiness by meeting standard in the armed services vocational aptitude battery by scoring at least the minimum established by the military for eligibility to serve in a branch of the armed services at the time the student takes the assessment. The state board of education will post eligibility scores on its website at least annually by September 1st. This graduation pathway option meets requirements in both English and math.
Career and Technical Education Courses
A student may demonstrate career and college readiness by completing a sequence of career and technical education courses that are relevant to a student’s postsecondary pathway that meet either the curriculum requirements of core plus programs for aerospace, maritime, health care, information technology, or construction and manufacturing; or that meet the minimum criteria identified in WAC 180-51-230(h) and RCW 28A.700.030.
More information about course offerings available within these CTE Pathways can be found on the district’s CTE website at:
International Baccalaureate Programme Diploma
A student who fulfills the requirements for an International Baccalaureate Programme diploma is considered to have satisfied at least one of the graduation pathway options and the minimum state requirements for graduation from high school, but the district may require the student to complete additional local graduation requirements.
To receive an international baccalaureate diploma, a student must complete and pass all required diploma program courses, as scored at the local level; pass all internal assessments, as scored at the local level; successfully complete all required projects and products, as scored at the local level; and complete the final exams administered by the international baccalaureate organization in each of the required subjects.
State Assessment and Graduation Requirements
Students must meet the approved graduation pathways as defined by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Mastery-based credit can be used for awarding credit in place of a traditional course or for credit recovery purposes. For more information please follow school board policy and procedures 2401-2407.
The selection of appropriate high school courses is very important in preparing for the entrance into post-secondary education and the world of work. The following are entrance requirements and summaries of post-high school education options:
Apprentices spend part of their time in classroom settings and part of the time on the job learning a trade while earning a living wage. The number of available apprenticeships is set by industry demand, and is quite competitive. You must be at least 17 years old, physically capable of doing work, and have a high school diploma or GED. Contact the joint Apprenticeship Training Committee or Union representing the trade for requirements. Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Apprenticeship.
Military service provides training in a wide range of fields as well as money for college. You must be at least 17 years old (with your parent’s/guardian’s permission), meet physical fitness requirements, and achieve qualifying scores on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test. See your recruiter for specifics.
Technical schools offer career-specific education and training. Many offer two-year Associate of Applied Science Degrees as well as occupational certificates that can take six to eighteen months to complete. To apply you must be age 18 and a high school graduate; or have applied for admission through Running Start; or age 16 and not currently enrolled in high school or have permission from sending high school.
Community college transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of college in preparation for transfer to a four-year university. Community colleges also offer a two-year Associate Degree as well as career-focused certificates. You must submit an application and complete college placement testing or alternative procedures for placement in English and Math.
Four-Year College or University
The decision to attend a four-year college or university should be made as early as possible. Most four-year universities and/or colleges require a high school diploma or a GED. You also must have completed the minimum high school core requirements as determined by the college or university, submit an application and applicable fee, and submit transcripts or test scores if required. It is important to note, admission requirements may vary depending on the school. Additionally, many schools require an essay or personal statement.
The following represent the minimum entrance requirements for public four-year colleges and universities in Washington State. Students are encouraged to take math, science, English, and world language beyond the minimum entrance requirements to make your curriculum as rigorous as possible throughout your four years.
|CADR (College Academic
|Years of study
|Math (up through Algebra 2)
|3 years - including one in the senior year (sequential math placement recommended)
|Senior year math-based quantitative course
|3 years to include at least one year of biology, chemistry or physics
|2 years of the same (3 years recommended)
|Fine, Visual & Performing Arts
Colleges and universities consider many factors when making admission decisions such as cumulative GPA, high school coursework, extra-curricular activities and letters of recommendation. While some schools may still require college admissions testing, the majority of colleges and universities no longer hold to that requirement. Because requirements vary among institutions, students are encouraged to closely work with their school counselors as they explore higher education opportunities and the requirements necessary to reach their goals.
Edmonds School District uses an online service called Naviance to help students plan for high school, college and career. Students can access Naviance the website using their school Google credentials. Naviance Family Connection provides students with personalized services like:
- Get updates about events at school.
- Complete assigned tasks as part of their High School and Beyond Plan.
- Research colleges, enrichment programs, and scholarships.
- Work through the college application process.
- Take personality and interest assessments.
- Research careers.
- Create a resume
- Set academic and personal goals.
Post-High School Options
College-bound students who want to compete at a Division I, II or III school must meet academic and/or amateurism standards set by the NCAA. In order to meet these standards, students must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
The NCAA Eligibility Center recommends that students register for a free profile page in 9th grade, although students can register through the end of their junior year. Students should find their high school’s list of NCAA-approved core courses at eligibilitycenter.org/courselist to ensure they are taking the right courses. Throughout high school, students should check with their high school counselor to make sure they are on track to complete the required number of NCAA-approved core courses and graduate on time with their class. The NCAA has specific requirements with regard to non-traditional courses and does not recognize ALL Edmonds eLearning Academy courses as approved courses. If taking online courses through Edmonds eLearning Academy, students must request the NCAA approved version of the core course. The NCAA Eligibility Center may accept credit for courses earned in middle school if the course is on the high school’s list of approved core courses and is shown on the student’s high school transcript with a grade and credit. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the student athlete and parent/guardian to review this information prior to enrolling in high school courses. Application and fee information is available at www.ncaa.org.
Student athletes planning to participate at an NAIA school must register online with the NAIA Eligibility Center and meet NAIA entry requirements which can be found at playnaia.org.
For more information, please reference the NCAA’s Guide for the College Bound Athlete: http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Student_Resources/CBSA.pdf
You are expected to make course decisions keeping in mind graduation requirements, your interests, and your educational goals for after high school. College credit options are available in both core academic and career and technical courses in all of our high schools. The following educational opportunities are provided to Edmonds School District students to meet individual academic needs:
Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Students may participate in honors courses which will prepare them for more challenging learning opportunities. The Advanced Placement courses follow a set curriculum taught at the college level. Colleges may award college credit based upon successful completion (as determined by the individual college or university) of Advanced Placement exams taken at the conclusion of the course. Students enrolled in AP courses have the opportunity to earn an Academic Honors Scholar Diploma. For information on courses and other requirements needed to earn an Academic Honors Scholar Diploma, see your counselor.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program at EWHS
The IB Program at Edmonds-Woodway High School is currently available to district students who have previously qualified for highly capable programs or current 8th grade students who live in the Edmonds School District service area and meet the requirements for school change. IB offers a strong liberal arts curriculum incorporating humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Colleges may award college credit based upon successful completion of IB courses and exams. If you are an Edmonds-Woodway High School resident family, you may take as many (or as few) IB classes as you are comfortable taking. If Edmonds-Woodway High School is not your home school, you must maintain a full Honors course load during Grades 9 and 10, and then work to complete the full-IB diploma during grades 11 and 12 to maintain your transfer status. Students enrolled in IB courses have the opportunity to earn an IB diploma. Full IB Diploma Candidates should not be placed in CHS courses necessary to earn an IB diploma under any circumstances; it will eliminate their ability to graduate under the IB diploma law (RCW 28A-230-122). For information on required courses and credits in order to earn an IB diploma, contact the IB coordinator or counseling office at Edmonds-Woodway High.
College in the High School (CHS)
College in the High School (CHS) is a program which provides the opportunity for students to receive college credit and high school credit through college-level courses taken at their high school. Check with your high school counseling office to find which courses are offered for CHS credit. You should also contact the colleges you are interested in to verify that College in the High School credits will be accepted.
There is no fee for students to enroll in a CHS class to earn high school and college credit.
The college credit automatically starts an official college transcript with the institution offering the course that will include the student's performance. The college credit earned may count as elective or academic credit depending on the receiving college's transfer credit policies.
CTE Dual Credit
CTE Dual Credit is a program which allows students to receive college credit and high school credit through college-level Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses taken at their high school. CTE Dual Credit college credits earned can be applied directly to college certificate and technical degree programs. A grade of a “B” or better along with a small application fee is required to obtain college credit.
For more information about Career and Technical Education programs and courses, refer to the appropriate section in your course catalog or visit https://cte.edmonds.wednet.edu.
The Running Start Program in Washington State provides the opportunity for eligible high school juniors and seniors to attend college-level classes, tuition free. Students will be responsible for other associated fees such as purchasing books and supplies, assessment and technology fees, and transportation.
Courses taken through Running Start will apply as both high school credit and college credit and grades will be reflected on both transcripts. If you are interested in the Running Start program, please see your counselor.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Intra-District Programs
Edmonds School District students may take advantage of designated Career & Technical courses offered at other Edmonds School District high schools. Students access these programs by splitting their day between their home high school and the high school hosting the CTE Intradistrict program. Transportation is provided to and from the majority of these programs. The following CTE Intradistrict programs are available to students in the Edmonds School District:
- Automotive Technology (located at Meadowdale HS)
- Applied Engineering and Manufacturing (Located at Lynnwood HS)
- Carpentry and Building Construction (located at Mountlake Terrace HS)
- Drafting/Architectural Drafting (located at Edmonds-Woodway HS)
- Healthcare Professions (located at Meadowdale HS)
For information about accessing these programs, see your school counselor or visit the CTE website at:
Scriber Lake High School
Scriber Lake High School (SLHS) is one of the options for high school in the Edmonds School District. SLHS benefits students who prefer a smaller, more community-based program. Scriber Lake has about 250 students in grades 9-12 and an experienced staff that works closely with students and families. SLHS is a school of choice, which means students must apply and be accepted. The school has gained international recognition for their personal approach towards students, and for its mission to “ensure all students become successful by helping them identify, develop, and maximize their strengths, skills, and talents.” SLHS students receive the same diploma and have the same class and testing requirements as students at all other high schools. While SLHS takes a unique and personal approach to schooling, it is not an alternative high school. Scriber Lake is a regular, albeit smaller high school. Some students qualify to work towards their diploma through a mastery-based program offered on campus and can retrieve credit for classes they have taken but not passed in the past. Scriber Lake offers an array of services and supports on campus in addition to its regular program. Students can participate in athletics and music at their home high schools and also participate in all the other partnerships as other students in the district do: i.e. Sno-Isle, Intra-District programs, Running Start, etc.
Please visit the ‘About’ portion of the school’s website at https://slhs.edmonds.wednet.edu/ to learn more about Scriber Lake. There are informational videos and articles about the school’s programs also available on its website. The first step in the process is to attend a Zoom Information Meeting which is held the first Wednesday night of the month and is published in the district calendar.
Edmonds eLearning Academy
Edmonds eLearning Academy is a school district funded, comprehensive online high school that offers students the option to take classes in a self-paced online environment. Students can take anywhere from one to five courses as a part-time student. Students can take both new and/or credit recovery courses. Classes are free if they are one of the student’s six-period courses. There is a tuition fee for a 7th period course. All student course work is available via the internet. No special equipment is needed to participate other than access to a computer and a good internet connection. Classes are semester-based and students are expected to complete their course within the semester in which they are enrolled. Students can work through more than one course in a semester if they are motivated to complete their credits quickly.
Please visit the ‘About’ portion of the schools website at https://eela.edmonds.wednet.edu/ to learn more about eLearning Academy. Students interested in taking courses at Edmonds eLearning Academy should talk to their counselor.
Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center
Juniors and seniors have the option of taking vocational training courses through the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center, located in Everett. Bus transportation is provided. Students generally attend Sno-Isle for half of the school day and take regular classes at their home high school the other half. Courses at Sno-Isle prepare students for direct entry into the workplace after high school. If you are interested in courses offered visit the Sno-Isle Tech website at https://snoisletech.com/ or you may call 425-348-2220.
Edmonds Community College Edmonds Career Access Program (EdCAP)
EdCAP is a high school completion program designed for students who are credit deficient and aged 16 to 21. The program is held on the Edmonds Community College campus, and provides a great opportunity for young adults to earn a high school diploma in a college environment. EdCAP students also have the option to explore classes that will start them toward one of our many degrees and/or certificates while earning their high school diploma.
Key components of EdCAP include:
- FREE tuition and books.
- EdCAP college connections and career classes.
- Case management and advising support.
- Transition support.
Students are encouraged to apply early, as the enrollment process is time-sensitive. Eligibility is dependent on credit deficiency (significantly behind in credit) or by recommendation for enrollment by your school counselor or other designated professionals. If students do not meet the eligibility requirements, our team of advisers refer students to other programs at Edmonds CC or in the community that may better meet their needs. If you are interested in learning more about the EdCAP Program, visit the EdCAP Website or call 425-640-1593.
The maximum number of credits that can be earned toward graduation by community based, correspondence, or outside credits while a student is enrolled in high school is two (2) unless the principal deems it is in the best interest of the individual to accept additional credits. Specific options for credits in the community are available in the high school counseling office/career center. A proposal for outside credit must be submitted before the student begins the experience.
Application and registration for all options in this category are the responsibility of the individual student. In addition, any fees associated with those options are to be assumed by the student. Prior written approval, by your counselor, of course selection is required including the completion of an application form. Official transcripts, diplomas, or letters of completion must be filed with the school by the student when the experience is completed.
Credit will be granted for approved outside credit and placed on the official high school transcript. The School/District shall not, in any way, be responsible for determining if an outside course meets a specific college requirement, an NCAA requirement or is accepted by agencies who grant scholarships. Parents and students are solely responsible for vetting these courses and the resulting consequences.
Outside Physical Education and Music Activities
Utilizing the following standards, credit may be accepted for planned learning experiences not conducted on an Edmonds School District high school campus, or conducted outside the Edmonds School District high school day, or instructed by a person who is not an Edmonds School District employee. Activities will reflect the same parameters as regular high school coursework, including:
- Planned activities must equal at least ninety (90) hours for a .5 semester credit.
- Evaluation of student learning should have student outcomes that demonstrate the proficiency level of skills and knowledge identified in the course objectives.
- Courses should have equal rigor as courses in the same subject area in the high school program.
- A proposal for approval of credit for varied learning activities shall be submitted prior to the experience, shall be at no additional cost to the district, and shall include at least the following information:
- i. The name of the program or planned learning experience and
- ii. The length of time for which approval is desired;
- iii. The objective(s) of the program or planned learning experience;
- iv. Which one or more of the state learning goals and related essential academic learning requirements are part of the program or planned experience;
- v. Content outline of the program and/or major learning activities and instructional materials to be used;
- vi. Descriptions of how students;
- vii. Qualifications of how student performances will be assessed;
- viii. How, and by whom the student will be supervised;
- ix. A schedule of the duration of the program, including beginning and ending dates; x. Description of how the content and skill development will be delivered by the instructor; xi. Description of how student performance will be assessed;
- xii. Plans for evaluation of the program.
- Requests for credit must receive prior approval from the building principal after consultation with a counselor and departmental staff utilizing Form #P49.
- For outside credit requests for PE, students shall be required to demonstrate proficiency/competency in the knowledge portion of the fitness requirement through the successful completion of an Edmonds School District classroom-based assessment (CBA).
Students must complete at least one semester of physical education (at the high school or through eLearning Academy) prior to applying for either a waiver or to receive credit for outside instruction. Outside credit is not a substitute for an “in-house” PE course.
- In those instances where assessments will be processed by District staff, a non-refundable fee of $30 will be charged. This fee may be waived for students who qualify for free or reduced meals.
- The fee will be used to compensate the certificated staff member responsible for application review and approval verification who will receive one hour of pay for each application at the curriculum development rate upon submission of a work verification form. Expenses will be paid from the credit retrieval account.
Students who have received an F grade, in a core class, or a grade other than “F” which the student wishes to improve upon, may improve the grade through the following programs:
- Retake the course on a space available basis at the high school.
- Retake the course through the Edmonds School District Summer School Program or Edmonds E-Learning Academy.
Please be aware that not all programs may be offering the same courses as those offered in the home high school.
If a course is retaken for grade improvement, the course with the higher grade earned is included in the calculation of the student’s GPA. The credits attempted and credits earned of the lower graded course will be reported as 0.00 on the transcript. The credits from repeated courses may only be counted twice if both grades earned in a course are factored into the GPA calculation (e.g., two semesters of the same choir course). Otherwise credits from only one course may be counted. Districts cannot convert letter grades earned in a course to grades/marks not used in the GPA calculation; only the credits attempted and earned should be modified. (See WAC 392-415-055 and WAC 392-415-070)
- Equivalency Credits
- Pass/No Credit Option
- High School Courses taken prior to 9th grade
- Mastery-Based Credit
Seniors may elect to take any two classes not required for graduation (total of 1.0 credit) per semester on a Pass/No Credit (P/NC) basis. This policy is intended to encourage seniors to take more challenging courses without jeopardizing grade point average. The Pass/No Credit option will be offered up to the end of the first six weeks of each semester. Pass/No Credit grades are not included in GPA or honor roll designation.
All students who have completed high school courses before attending high school shall be given high school credit which shall be applied to fulfilling high school graduation requirements if:
- The course was taken with high school students, if the academic level of the course exceeds the requirements for seventh and eighth grade classes, and the student has successfully passed by completing the same course requirements and examinations as the high school students enrolled in the class; or
- The course taught at the middle school level has been determined by the District to be similar or equivalent to a course taught at the high school level.
Beginning with the graduating class of 2024 all students who complete high school level courses will have their grades and credits placed on their high school transcript. A request can be made to change the credit to a nonnumerical grade “Pass” which will not impact their GPA, or a request can be made to remove the credit and grade from their record entirely. Students must complete the P-184 Opt Out High School Credit form to request the change. Please note that once a change is made, the grade and credit cannot be reapplied or recalculated in the student’s grade point average.
Students may be eligible to receive Mastery-Based credit for previously failed courses in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, The Arts, Health and PE, and Financial Education. Mastery-Based credit can be earned by meeting standard on an identified assessment (SBA, SAT, ACT, AP or IB Exam, ASVAB, WIDA) or by earning a C or better in the next level course. For additional guidance, please reference School Board procedures and/or connect with your high school counseling team.