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Bainbridge Island Graduation Requirements

To earn a high school diploma, a student must:

 New State Requirements for the Class of 2016 and beyond.
 

Subject

Class of 2009-2012

Class of 2013 & Beyond

English

4 credits

4 credits

Mathematics

2 credits

3 credits

Science

2 credits

2 credits

Social Studies

3 credits

3 credits

Health and Fitness

2 credits

2 credits

Arts

1   credit 

1   credit

Occupational Education

1   credit

1   credit

Electives

8 credits

7 credits 

Total Credits

23

23

 
A credit is defined as 150 hours of planned instructional activities excluding passing time. 

 
 

To be eligible to graduate in Washington, high school students must: pass specific state exams, earn all required state and local credits, and successfully complete a high school and beyond plan and a culminating project. The state testing requirements are as follows:

  • Classes of 2011 and 2012: Students must pass a state exam in reading and writing, a state-approved alternative or an assessment for students in special education. Students can meet the state’s math requirement by passing a high school math exam OR by earning two math credits after 10th grade.
  • Classes of 2013 and 2014: Students must pass a state exam in reading and writing and one end-of-course exam in math, state-approved alternatives or assessments for students in special education.
  • Classes of 2015 and beyond: Students must pass a state exam in reading and writing, one science end-of-course exam and two math end-of-course exams, state-approved alternatives or assessments for students in special education.

Beginning with the class of 2013, students must earn a Certificate of Academic Achievement or Certificate of Individual Achievement, the latter being for students in special education. To learn more about the CAA/CIA.

In addition to passing state exams, students can meet their assessment graduation requirements by passing state-approved alternatives, or Certificate of Academic Achievement Options.

More information from the State Board of Education.