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Olympia

School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100

Graduation Requirements

OSPI - Washington State Graduation Requirements

High School graduates must fulfill minimum graduation requirements. To receive a diploma from the Olympia School District, students must successfully complete the following requirements:

Graduation Credit Requirements

Subject
Classes of
2016-20
Class of
2021 and Beyond
English
4
4
Mathematics*
3
3
Science
2
3
Social Studies** 3 3
Arts
1
2
Health & Fitness*** 2 2
Career & Technical Education
1
1
Electives 6 4

World Language or

Personalized Pathway Requirement

0 2
Total Credits
22
24

* Mathematics credits must be at the Algebra I level or equivalent and above.

** Washington State History and Government: Credit requirement may be satisfied in middle school, or by successfully completing a high school level regional or state history and government course in another state.

*** Health and Fitness: Second year credit may be waived under certain conditions...see Board Policy 2127.

 

The Olympia School District has a waiver that allows us to postpone the 24 credits and additional course requirements until the graduating class of 2021. The addition course requirements will include the following:

  • An additional science credit
  • An additional art credit
  • An addition of two world language credits

High School and Beyond Plan

Students will have an education plan for their high school experience, including what they expect to do upon graduating. The high school principal and staff will develop specific components for the High School and Beyond Plan.

State Assessments and the High School Diploma

Washington students are tested regularly to assess their progress as they move through school. The state legislature passes laws that determine both testing and graduation requirements.

For the most up to date information on state testing and graduation requirements, please visit the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's State Testing page.

View Board Policy 2410 for further information.