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Graduation Requirements

Washington State Graduation Requirements

All public high school students are required to meet statewide graduation requirements in order to earn a diploma. The goal is that more students will be better prepared to meet 21st-century demands in their working and personal lives.

Within these pages, families, students and educators can learn more about each of the new requirements, including what each requirement is designed to do and how students will be supported.

To earn a high school diploma, a student must:

The Graduation Toolkit is produced each year by OSPI to help educators and families understand Washington state graduation requirements. This guide is available online for easy viewing and in a downloadable format for printing.

Graduation Requirements Checklist (PDF) is organized by graduating class. Track your student’s progress as he or she moves through high school. Documents for the classes of 2015 through 2018 are currently being revised to reflect 2014 legislative changes.
Class of 2013 | Class of 2014 | Class of 2015 | Class of 2016 | Class of 2017

The Washington State Board of Education establishes minimum credit requirements, the Culminating Project and the High School and Beyond Plan.

State testing is required by the Washington State Legislature.

High school transcript criteria are established by WAC 392-415.


Requirements to earn a high school diploma

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