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July 10, 2018 - Ferris High School, Spokane

Community Forum registration: The community forum will be on July 10 at Ferris High School in Spokane. Families, students, educators, and community members are all invited to attend. 

June 20, 2018 - UW Waterfront Activities Center, Seattle

Community Forum registration: The community forum will be on June 20 in Seattle at the University of Washington Waterfront Activities Center. Families, students, educators, and community members are all invited to attend. 

(Please note: This is only a community forum. There will not be a Board meeting in June.)

Strategic Plan

The Board is in the process of updating their Strategic Plan. The Board sought feedback from a broad range of stakeholders through our community forums and meetings to ensure the plan is responsive to the needs of our state and our communities as we seek to provide a high quality education system that prepares all students for college, career, and life. 

Graduation Requirements

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.

2017 - Undocumented Students

At the meeting of the Washington State Board of Education, September 13, 2017, the following resolution was proposed and approved unanimously:

WHEREAS, Washington State’s Constitution states that it is the “paramount duty of the state to educate all children residing within its borders…”, and,

WHEREAS, under the U.S. Supreme Court decision Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982), all children have an equivalent right to attend public primary and secondary schools regardless of their immigration status, and

Equity

Equity Statement of Intent

The Washington State Board of Education has committed to using equityas a guiding principle in its decision-making related to its statutory charges, strategic planning, and in developing annual policy proposals for consideration by the Washington State Legislature and Governor.

Civics Requirements

Civics Requirement for the Class of 2016 and Beyond

In 2009 the Washington State Legislature directed that students of Washington receive an education in civics by passing House Bill 2132 (codified in RCW 28A.230.093). The Legislature specified that the content of the civics requirement must include, but not be limited to:

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]

Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2016

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]

Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2017

NOTICE: New legislation was passed in the 2017 legislative session that affects assessment graduation requirements. We are working to update these webpages. For more information, click here.

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