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 2016 graduation requirements is available here.
State Requirements for the Class of 2016
Cohort: Students entering 9th grade from July 2012 through June 2013
Districts may have local requirements. Students and parents should check with school counselors for additional requirements for graduation. The requirements for the Class of 2016 are described in WAC 180-51-067.
An automatic 2-year extension for implementing the additional Social Studies and English credits required for the Class of 2016 was available to districts that applied. For these districts, the credit requirements for the Class of 2015 are extended through the Class of 2018. View a list of districts with extensions.
Total number of credits: 20
*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 180-51-067).
* Students need to meet a graduation score, set by the State Board of Education in August 2015, to meet graduation requirements. The graduation score is different from the college- and career-ready score (Level 3 on the Smarter Balanced assessments).
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