Graduation Requirements

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OSPI - Washington State Graduation Requirements



High School graduates must fulfill minimum graduation requirements. To receive a diploma from the Olympia School District, students must successfully complete the following requirements:

 

Graduation Credit Requirements

 

Subject

Classes of 2016-20

Class of 2021 and Beyond

English

4

4

Mathematics*

3

3

Science

2

3

Social Studies**

3

3

Arts

1

2

Health & Fitness***

2

2

Career & Technical Education

1

1

Electives

6

4

World Language or
Personalized Pathway Requirement

0

2

Total Credits

22

24

 

* Mathematics credits must be at the Algebra I level or equivalent and above.

** Washington State History and Government: Credit requirement may be satisfied in middle school, or by successfully completing a high school level regional or state history and government course in another state.

*** Health and Fitness: Second year credit may be waived under certain conditions...see Board Policy 2127.

 

The Olympia School District has a waiver that allows us to postpone the 24 credits and additional course requirements until the graduating class of 2021. The additional course requirements will include the following:

 

  • An additional science credit
  • An additional art credit
  • An addition of two world language credits

 

High School and Beyond Plan

Students will have an education plan for their high school experience, including what they expect to do upon graduating. The high school principal and staff will develop specific components for the High School and Beyond Plan.

Avanti HS graduates in cap and gown

State Assessments and the High School Diploma

Washington students are tested regularly to assess their progress as they move through school. The state legislature passes laws that determine both testing and graduation requirements.

For the most up to date information on state testing and graduation requirements, please visit the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's State Testing page.

View Board Policy 2410 for further information.