Graduation Requirements

All public high school students are required to meet statewide graduation requirements in order to earn a diploma. The goal is for students to be prepared to meet 21st century demands in their academic, career and personal lives.

The state graduation and district requirements are as follows:

1) Earn High School Credit:

2) Pass state tests showing achievement in basic skills OR
complete state-approved alternatives to those tests:

  • ACT / SAT / AP / IB Exams
    Students may use scores on college admissions (ACT, ACT with Writing, SAT, SAT with Essay), and specified Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) tests, to show they possess the knowledge and skills expected of high school graduates. 
  • Dual Credit Courses
    A student who completes a dual credit course in English language arts or mathematics in which the student has the potential to earn college credit may use passage of the course as a graduation pathway.
  • Armed Services Vacational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Test 
    More information to come
  • Career and Technical Education Sequence of courses and Industry Recognized Credential or College Credit
    More information to come

3) complete A  High School and Beyond Plan

4) Complete WA State History (usually completed in 7th or 8th grade)

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