Social Studies - 11. Does my district need to offer Washington State History and Government credit opportunities at t
Yes. If a student failed or did not take the course at the middle school level, then a district must provide opportunities to satisfy the credit in high school. Students who transfer from schools in another state before the completion of 10th grade must also be provided an opportunity to satisfy the credit. The law (WAC 180-51-067, WAC 180-51-068, WAC 180-51-210, and RCW 28A.230.060) allows the requirement to be waived by the principal for students who have transferred from schools in another state after the completion of 10th grade or for students that have already successfully completed a state history and government course in another state.
The decision to waive the requirement, as well as the process for the waiver, are locally determined.