Social Studies - 12. Can Washington State History and Government be waived for international students or students who
Yes, students who transfer into the state in the 11th or 12th grade may have the Washington State History and Government requirement waived by their principal. The graduation requirement rules (WAC 180-51-067, WAC 180-51-068 and WAC 180-51-210) allows for the waiver of Washington State History and Government for two categories of students:
- students in 11th or 12th grade and who have not completed a course of study in Washington State History and Government because of previous residence outside the state, and
- students who have successfully completed a state history and government course of study in another state. Whether such a course was completed is based on interpretation of the student’s transcript, which is based on local policy for interpreting transcripts from other states.
The decision to waive the requirement, as well as the process for the waiver, are locally determined.