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    Due to Washington State mandated changes in graduation requirements, Seattle Public Schools is still finalizing the graduation bulletin for the Class of 2021.  That bulletin will be posted as soon as possible.  The chart below lists credit requirements for students in the class of 2021 and beyond.

    Washington State Minimum Credit Requirements for Class of 2021 and Beyond

    Read more about the new graduation requirements on the 24 Credit Requirements webpage.

    CLASSES

    REQUIRED CREDITS

    English

    4

    Mathematics

    3

    Science

    3

    Social Studies

    3

    Arts

    2

    Health and Fitness

    2

    Career and Technical Education

    1

    Electives

    4

    World Language or Personalized Pathway Requirement

    2

    Total Required Credits

    24

    (Up to 2 credits can be waived locally based on a student's unusual circumstances.)

    Graduation Requirement Bulletins

    School Board Policy 2415 sets forth Seattle Public School's Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2008 and beyond. More specific information about Washington State and Seattle Public School's Requirements can be found in the information below. 

    Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2018 to 2020

    All students must complete required courses, 60 hours of Service Learning, complete a High School and Beyond Plan, and pass State Exams. For specific courses and exam information see the charts below. 

    Graduation Requirements

     Subject

    Credits

     Required Courses

     English/
    Language Arts
    4.0 Literature & Composition 9A & 9B
    World Literature & Composition 10A & 10B
    American Literature & Composition 11A& 11B
    Comparative Literature & Composition 12A & 12 B
    or approved alternatives
     Social Studies 3.0 World History 1, 2 & 3
    United State History  11A & B
    American Government
    Washington State History
     Mathematics 3.0 Algebra 1
    Geometry 
    Algebra 2
    or approved alternatives
    Science 2.0 Select from approved course offerings.
    at least one Lab Science
    Occupational Education/
    Career Connected Learning
    1.5 Select from approved course offerings
    Health and Fitness 2.0 Select from approved course offerings
    1.5 credits in Physical Education
    .5 Credits in Health
    Fine Arts 1.0 Art, Music, or Drama approved course offerings
    Electives
    (any courses not applied to the above requirements)
     4.5 World Languages, and any other approved course offerings
    TOTAL CREDITS 21.0  

    Required Exams By Graduation Year

    Tests Required for Graduation
    Class of Subject Test
    2018 ELA Choose 1:
    Math Choose 1:
    2019 & 2020 ELA Choose 1:
    Math Choose 1:
    2021 ELA Choose 1:
    Math Choose 1:
    Science Choose 1:

    Additional Resources


    Resources 
    Third Mathematics Credit for HS Graduation
    Service Learning
    Alternative Courses of Study

    Exam Appeal Waiver Availability

    For the classes of 2014-2017, requests for an Assessment Appeal Waiver may be submitted immediately using the Expedited Assessment Appeal Waiver Form.  For students in the class of 2018, requests may be submitted starting at the end of January 2018.