RCW 28A.230.090 authorizes SBE to establish some of the state's graduation requirements. SBE has established credit requirements, a high school and beyond plan (WAC 180-51-068 and WAC 180-51-210), and adopted rules for graduation pathway options. Career and technical education is one of the state credit requirements.
RCW 28A.655.250 provided SBE the authority to establish rules to implement the graduation pathway options. (SBE also sets the scores for graduation pathway options that require an assessment score.) See more about the Career and Technical Education Sequence pathway on SBE’s graduation pathways option page or the pathways FAQ page.