Academic Requirements and Assessment

High School Graduation Requirements


24 Credit Career and College Ready Graduation Requirements (Class of 2020 - 2022)

21.5 core credits and 3 Personal Pathway Requirements

  • 4 English
  • 3 Math
  • 3 Science
  • 3 Social Studies
  • 1 Career and Technical Education
  • 2 Health and Fitness
  • 0.5 Career Pathway
  • 2 Art or 1 Art  and 1 PPR*
  • 2 World Language or 2 PPR*
  • 3.5 Elective credits

*Personalized Pathway Requirements. Three locally determined courses that lead to a specific post-high school career outcome chosen by the student, based on the student's interest and High School and Beyond Plan. 

 


26 Credit Career and College Ready Graduation Requirements (Class of 2019+)

19.5 core credits and 3 Personal Pathway Requirements

  • 4 English
  • 4 Math
  • 3 Science
  • 3 Social Studies
  • 2 Career and Technical Education
  • 2 Health and Fitness
  • 0.5 Career Pathway
  • 2 Art or 1 Art  and 1 PPR*
  • 2 World Language or 2 PPR*
  • 3.5 Elective credits

*Personalized Pathway Requirements. Three locally determined courses that lead to a specific post-high school career outcome chosen by the student, based on the student's interest and High School and Beyond Plan. 

Academic Assessment Standards


  • Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA): English language arts (ELA) and math tests for students in grades 3–8 and 10 for federal and state accountability. The high school ELA and math assessments can be used to meet a student's graduation pathway requirement. 
  • Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS): Science test for grades 5, 8, and 11 required for federal and state accountability.
  • Washington - Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM): ELA, math, and science alternate assessments for students in grades 3–11 with significant cognitive disabilities documented in their Individualized Education Program (IEP) for federal and state accountability. The high school ELA and math assessments can be used to meet a student's graduation pathway requirement.