High school credit graduation requirements and graduation pathway option requirements may be waived in the 2022-23 school year. In the 2023-24 school year, one credit graduation requirement may be waived, but the graduation pathway option requirement may not be waived.
High school graduation requirements or equivalencies established under RCW 28A.230.090, are credit-based graduation requirements. The waiver does not grant credits, but rather waives the need for the credits in order to earn the diploma.
In the 2022-23 school year, waived graduation requirement credits may include flexible credits and up to two core credits, with no more than one credit in each core subject area being waived, as defined in WAC 180-51-210. Students must graduate with no fewer than a total of 20 credits. In 2023-24, one graduation requirement credit may be waived. The waived credit may be a core or flexible credit, and the student must graduate with no fewer than a total of 21 credits.
In 2022-23, the high school graduation pathway requirement established under RCW 28A.655.250 may also be waived. The graduation pathway requirement may not be waived in 2023-24.