General Graduation Requirements
- Washington State History
- State Testing
- Senior Culminating Project
- High School & Beyond Plan
- Course requirements as listed below
Subject Area WA State/MSHS Course Requirements Recommended for Students Pursuing Competitive 4-Year College/University Language Arts 4 credits 4 credits Mathematics 3 credits 3-4 credits Science 3 credits 3-4 credits Social Studies 3 credits 3-4 credits World Language 2 credits
*2 credits can be waived to meet student's Personalized Pathway Requirements as detailed in their High School & Beyond Plan; Student must work with Counselor to make arrangements
3-4 credits (2 year min.) Occupational Education 1 credit 1 credit Health .5 credit .5 credit Physical Education 1.5 credits 1.5 credits Fine Arts 2 credit
*1 credit can be waived to meet student's Personalized Pathway Requirements as detailed in their High School & Beyond Plan; Student must work with Counselor to make arrangements
2 credit Electives Enough elective credits to reach 24 credits total by graduation Enough elective credits to reach 24 credits total by graduation
* Recommended for students pursuing 2-year college, technical school, armed services, or work.
The above are recommendations of courses to include in a high school 4 year plan based on a designated pathway. High School 4 year planning may vary student to student depending on their strengths. Choosing and designing a curriculum based on these pathways does not guarantee admission to a specific college/university. You must research the specific colleges or universities for their specific entrance requirements. Other factors are also considered in admissions decisions: academic rigor (rigor can mean the combination of core subject areas as well as Honors and AP courses), student activities, community services, life experiences, personality and character.
Adjustments to Graduation Requirements
Course adjustments to standard graduation requirements are possible for:
Questions regarding graduation requirements or status can be addressed with the student's counselor. Visit our Counseling home page for contact information.