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Civics Requirements

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:

High School and Beyond Plan

The High School and Beyond Plan is a graduation requirement for every student. It's a tool for students, parents, and teachers to guide students through high school and think about their future. Plans are personalized and designed to help students set, visualize, and work to achieve goals.

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State Board of Education recommendation to Legislature: Eliminate Biology end-of-course assessment as a high school graduation requirement

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Washington State Board of Education will ask the Legislature to eliminate the biology end-of-course test as a high school graduation requirement. After hearing extensive public comment from parents and practitioners, the Board unanimously voted to make the recommendation at its meeting Friday in Vancouver.

State Board of Education to Discuss Requirements for High School Diploma, Transition to Career and College-Ready Standards

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Washington State Board of Education will meet at Educational Service District 112 in Vancouver on November 13th and 14th to discuss the K-12 system’s transition to career and college-ready standards, and impacts on high school graduation requirements. Students in the Class of 2019 (current 8th graders) are the first class impacted by many of these changes.

What:      State Board of Education Board Meeting