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Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2015

Click on your year to see the state graduation requirements. Students are assigned an expected graduation year at the time they enter ninth grade (WAC 180-51-035). They are held to the graduation requirements of that graduation year regardless of the year they actually complete high school. [Back to Graduation Requirements]


Statewide K-12 Accountability

The State Board of Education is responsible for implementing a standards-based accountability framework that creates a unified system of increasing levels of support for schools in order to improve student achievement (RCW 28A.305.130).


The State Board of Education has the authority to creates rules for public and approved private schools in Washington state. Rules developed by SBE can be found in Title 180 WAC.

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Future Board Meetings

The Board typically meets bimonthly.


State Board of Education Resolutions

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2019 Resolutions

May 8, 2019 > Resolution to Honor 2019 State Teacher of the Year Robert Hand

High School and Beyond Plan

The High School and Beyond Plan is a graduation requirement for every student. It's a tool for students, parents, and teachers to guide students through high school and think about their future. Plans are personalized and designed to help students set, visualize, and work to achieve goals.

High-Quality Plans
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Waivers Rule Criteria

  • In November 2012, the State Board of Education adopted rules to establish criteria for evaluation of requests for waivers under RCW 28A.305.140-141 from the basic education requirement of a minimum 180-day school year.

Legislative Priorities

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Basic Education Compliance

The SBE collects compliance information annually

The State Board of Education (SBE) collects compliance information annually online (through Igrants, form package 600) from each school district in Washington.

Education System Health

Statewide Indicators of Educational System Health

2018 Report on the Statewide Indicators of Educational System Health