Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2015
Class of 2015

Graduation Years

Staff Contact:
Linda Drake

Click on your year to see the state graduation requirements. Students are assigned an expected graduation year at the time they enter ninth grade (WAC 180-51-035). They are held to the graduation requirements of that graduation year regardless of the year they actually complete high school. [Back to Graduation Requirements]

A printable or downloadable PDF of the 2015 graduation requirements is available here.

State Requirements for the Class of 2015

Cohort: Students entering 9th grade from July 2011 through June 2012

2015 Graduation Requirements Summary

Districts may have local requirements. Students and parents should check with school counselors for additional requirements for graduation. The requirements for the Class of 2015 are described in WAC 180-51-066.


Credit Requirements

Total number of credits: 20

of Credits

Additional Information






Algebra 1 or integrated Math 1
Geometry or Integrated Math 2
Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 3, or a 3rd credit of math*



At least one lab

Social Studies


U.S. History and Government
Contemporary World History, Geography, and Problems
.5 credits of Washington State History



Performing or visual art

Health and Fitness


Students must earn credit for physical education unless excused per RCW 28A.230.050

Occupational Education


A CTE course, or a course that meets the definition of an exploratory course as described in the CTE program standards




*A student may elect to pursue a 3rd credit of math other than algebra 2 or integrated math 3 if the elective choice is based on a career oriented program of study identified in the student’s High School and Beyond Plan, and the student, parent or guardian, and a school representative meet, discuss the plan, and sign a form (WAC 180-51-066).

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Non-Credit RequirementsGraduates

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(See OSPI testing webpage. For more information on state-approved alternative assessments see OSPI graduation alternatives webpage.)

  • Reading High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) and Writing High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)
  • One math End-of-Course Exam (EOC) in Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 or Geometry/Integrated Math 2 (or state-approved alternative)

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Frequently Asked Questions

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