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WSSLS Resources

Washington State Science Learning Standards: Resources for Teachers, Administrators, Parents, and Students

Infographic on NGSS/WSSLS

Graduation Requirements

If you are a student or family member of a student, see the Families and Students page. Or, 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.

New Graduation Requirement Resources for Families and Students

The Washington State high school diploma was developed to be flexible, meaningful, and achievable. 
 

Career Readiness

Starting in 2015, the State Board of Education, with the support of a National Association of State Boards of Education Deeper Learning Stipend, has explored and discussed career readiness within the context of Washington’s high school diploma. The SBE has held joint meeting with Washington’s Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board and has met with and discussed career readiness with agency partners, parents, students, community member and representatives of other states.

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

The Washington State Board of Education uses equity as a guiding principle in carrying out its statutory charges, strategic planning, and policymaking.

The Board believes that the state’s school system exists to empower all students and assure they are ready to become productive, caring, and civically engaged community members.

Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2019

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 2018

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.

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.

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]

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