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Civics Requirement for the Class of 2016 and Beyond

In 2009 the Washington State Legislature directed that students of Washington receive an education in civics by passing House Bill 2132 (codified in RCW 28A.230.093). The Legislature specified that the content of the civics requirement must include, but not be limited to:

Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2015

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]

Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2016

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]

Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2017

NOTICE: New legislation was passed in the 2017 legislative session that affects assessment graduation requirements. We are working to update these webpages. For more information, click here.

Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2018

NOTICE: New legislation was passed in the 2017 legislative session that affects assessment graduation requirements. We are working to update these webpages. For more information, click here.

Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2019

NOTICE: New legislation was passed in the 2017 legislative session that affects assessment graduation requirements. We are working to update these webpages. For more information, click here.

Waivers

Waivers Rule Criteria

  • In November 2012, the State Board of Education adopted rules to establish criteria for evaluation of requests for waivers under RCW 28A.305.140-141 from the basic education requirement of a minimum 180-day school year.

Rulemaking

The State Board of Education has the authority to creates rules for public and approved private schools in Washington state. Rules developed by SBE can be found in Title 180 WAC.

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Resolutions

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