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Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2015

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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]

A printable or downloadable PDF of the 2015 graduation requirements is available here.

State Requirements for the Class of 2015

Cohort: Students entering 9th grade from July 2011 through June 2012

2015 Graduation Requirements

Credits: 20

Non-Credits: High School & Beyond Plan

Assessments: 3

Districts may have local requirements. Students and parents should check with school counselors for additional requirements for graduation. The requirements for the Class of 2015 are described in WAC 180-51-066.

Credit Requirements

Total number of credits: 20

of Credits

Additional Information
English 3  
Math 3 Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1
Geometry or Integrated Math 2
Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 3, or a 3rd credit of math*
Science 2 At least one lab
Social Studies


U.S. History and Government
Contemporary World History, Geography, and Problems
.5 credits of Washington State History
Arts 1 Performing or visual art
Health and Fitness 2

Students must earn credit for physical education unless excused per RCW 28A.230.050

Occupational Education 1 A CTE course, or a course that meets the definition of an exploratory course as described in the CTE program standards
Electives 5.5  

*A student may elect to pursue a 3rd credit of math other than algebra 2 or integrated math 3 if the elective choice is based on a career oriented program of study identified in the student’s High School and Beyond Plan, and the student, parent or guardian, and a school representative meet, discuss the plan, and sign a form (WAC 180-51-066).

Non-Credit Requirements


(See OSPI testing webpage. For more information on state-approved alternative assessments see OSPI graduation alternatives webpage.)

  • Reading High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) and Writing High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)
  • One math End-of-Course Exam (EOC) in Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 or Geometry/Integrated Math 2

    (or state-approved alternative)

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