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WA's Mandatory & Encouraged Ed. Offerings

Release Date: 

March 31, 2022

Download the two-page resourceIn our state, there are both required and encouraged educational offerings at each school district. The law tells us that districts must provide an educational program that allows students to meet graduation requirements. There are also recommended educational elements that districts should consider offering. See the break-down below. You can also download a two-page resource (also available in español) that outlines these offerings. 


Recommended or encouraged

Graduation requirement alignment

See something in the list you'd like to learn more about? The State Board of Education has been directed by the Legislature to submit recommendations about aligning graduation requirements with the Washington State Profile of a Graduate. Engage with this project and give feedback. Find out more at Graduation requirements are posted by year at

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Stephanie Davidsmeyer