The state's arts high school graduation requirement is one (1) credit in visual or performing arts aligned to high school arts learning standards, or, for the Class of 2019 and beyond, two (2) credits of arts, one of which may be replaced by a Personalized Pathway Requirement.
WAC 180-51-066 (graduation requirements applicable to the 2012-2015 graduating classes) specifies one arts credit that at minimum is aligned with current essential academic learning requirements at grade ten and/or above plus content that is determined by the local school district.
The assessment of this subject area is determined by the local district. State law requires districts to have "assessments or other strategies"in high school arts. The state superintendent's office has developed classroom-based assessment models for districts to use (RCW 28A.230.095).
WAC 180-51-067 (graduation requirements applicable to the Class of 2016 through the Class of 2018 for districts that do not have a waiver to delay implementation for two years) specifies one arts credit.
WAC 180-51-068 (graduation requirements applicable to the Class of 2019 and beyond, for districts that do not have a waiver to delay implementation for two years) specifies two arts credits. One of the two arts credits may be replaced with a Personalized Pathway Requirement, as provided in subsection (15)(c) of WAC 180-51-068.