Graduation Requirements

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    Graduation Requirements

    1.

    Class of:

    Class of 2016- 2020

    Class of 2021

    Course Descriptions

    English

    4

    4

     

    Mathematics

    3

    3

    Algebra 1                                                              Geometry                                                              3rd credit of math

    Science

    2 or 3**

    3

    At least two labs

    3rd credit of science

    Social Studies

    3

    3

    U.S. History and Government

    Contemporary World History, Geography, and Problems

    .5 credits of Civics (civics content may be embedded in another social studies course);

    .5 credits of Social Studies Elective

    Arts

    1

    2*

    Performing or visual arts;

    1 credit may be a Personalized Pathway Requirement

    Health and Fitness

    2

    2

    .5 credits of Health; AED & CPR 1.5 credits of Fitness;

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

    Career and Tech Ed

    1

    1

    May be an Occupational Education course that meets the definition of an exploratory course as described in the CTE program standards

    World Language

     

    2*

    Both credits may be a Personalized Pathway Requirements*

    Electives

    6

    4

     

    Total Required Credits:

    22

    24

     

    *1 credit of Art and both credits of World Language may be substituted with a Personalized Pathway Requirement (PPR) credit. PPRs are related courses that lead to a specific post high school career or educational outcome chosen by the student based on the student’s interests and High School and Beyond Plan that may include Career and technical Education, and are intended to provide a focus for the student’s learning.

    ** 2 credits of Science are required for the Classes of 2013-2020; 3 credits of Science per 24 credit rule for the Class of 2021.

     

    2.  High School and Beyond Plan

    Students shall have an education plan for their high school experience, including what they expect to do the year following graduation. 

    3.  Certificate of Academic Achievement

    Students must earn the Certificate of Academic Achievement by demonstrating achievement of the high school English language arts (ELA), and math standards on the Smarter Balanced Assessment.

    4.  Culminating Project

    Each student shall complete a culminating project for graduation. This project consists of students demonstrating their learning competencies. The culminating project in the Hoquiam School District includes a portfolio, senior experience and presentation.

     

    Related Links

    State Graduation Requirements

    Board Policy 2410 Graduation Requirements