4-Year College Credits
College Admission Requirement Notes
(WA State Public Colleges and Universities Only)
One year of study is required in the fine, visual and performing arts.
Four years of English are required, at least 3 of which must be in composition and literature.
(1.0 credit in math-based quantitative or CTE course during senior year for WA public Baccalaureates)
Students MUST complete math through Geometry to graduate.
Career and Technical (CTE)
(1.0 lab science)
(1.0 algebra -based science for WA public Baccalaureates)
Two years of science are required, of which one full year must be completed in biology, chemistry, or physics with a lab experience.
Three years of study are required in history or in any of the social sciences.
Two years of study are required of the same world language. A world language course taken in eighth grade may satisfy 1 year of the requirement if the 2nd year is completed in high school.
Certificate of Academic Achievement
Students earn a Certificate of Academic Achievement by meeting standard on the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) or for Mathematics the End-of-Course Assessment (EOC). The Certificate of Individual Achievement allows students in special education programs who are not able to meet standards on the High School WASL to fulfill the requirement.
Graduation Performance Tasks
A Graduation Performance Task (GPT) is an integrated, applied task where students meet academic competency, use information resourcefully, think strategically, communicate effectively and manage personally and socially.
High School and Beyond Plan
The elements of a High School and Beyond Plan include: career interest, post-high school plan, high school course plan and progress toward graduation.
The Culminating Project is a state graduation requirement where students demonstrate their learning within a field of study through completion of a project which is presented during their senior year. The project consists of five required elements: A proposal, Field of Study project, Field of Study portfolio, presentation, and a reflection.