Graduation Requirements

To graduate from high school in Washington state, at a minimum students must earn required credits, and complete both a Graduation Pathway and a High School Beyond Plan. The resources on this page are designed to help students and families with general information, if you have questions or need additional information please contact your school's counseling office.

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High School & Beyond Plan

The High School and Beyond Plan is a Washington State graduation requirement and helps students get the most out of high school while preparing for their future. Students work with career guidance specialists, school counselors, and teachers starting in middle school to create their own personalized plan with goals for high school and beyond.

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Credit Requirements

View School Board Policy 2410R for more details and credit requirements for past years.

  • English: 4.0
  • Math: 3.0
  • Science: 3.0 (2.0 must be laboratory credit)
  • Social Studies: 3.0
  • Career and Technical Education: 1.0
  • Health: 0.5 (must include training in CPR and use of AED)
  • Fitness: 1.5
  • Arts: 2.0 (1.0 can be a personalized pathway requirement)
  • World Language or Personalized Pathway Requirements: 2.0 (both can be PPR)
  • General Electives: 4.0

Total Credits: 24.0

Graduation Pathway Requirement

Students are required to meet a graduation pathway requirement with minimum standards outlined by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). This graduation pathway requirement can be met through the following options:

  • Statewide Assessment Scores in English Language Arts (ELA) and/or Math
  • ACT/SAT Exams
  • AP/IB Courses and/or Exams
  • Dual Credit Courses
  • High School Transition Courses for English Language Arts and/or Math
  • Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Test
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) Course Sequence

Students may choose to meet their graduation pathway requirement with any combination of at least one (1) ELA and at least one (1) Math graduation pathway.