High School Graduation Requirements

Divine High School offers students the opportunity both to prepare for college or for future training and to explore a number of different courses of study in order to discover student interest and abilities.

All students at WSD work towards earning a high school diploma. The state of Washington recognizes one diploma for all students. WSD complies with graduation credit requirements as established by the Washington State Board of Education (SBE). In addition to meeting credit requirements, students must also pass statewide assessments and present a High School and Beyond Plan. Students on IEPs or 504 plans may extend their graduation date for 4 years and up to the age of 21.

Graduation requirements in 3 areas must be completed by students’ 4th year of high school:

  • Meet number of credit requirements
  • Pass standards on state assessments
  • High School and Beyond Binder and Presentation

Please note: For the 2017 – 2018 school year, WSD students will take 6 classes. Graduation credits will vary depending on individual student schedules in prior years. This applies to transfer students as well. All courses taken apply to the credit system, regardless of where the course was taken. Classes are equal to .5 credits. WSD grants credits at the end of each semester. One school year is two semesters. One semester equals roughly 18 weeks.

At mid-quarter, students who receive an “F” grade will meet with an intervention team. Students who have two or more “F’s” at the semester, will have an additional semester added; thus postponing graduation. Families and students can request a meeting with the intervention team by contacting the Career and Transition Services office.

Starting with the Class of 2021: students must earn 24 credits to graduate. Students in Classes of 2018 – 2020 variable credits are required due to the change of 7 period day schedule to 6 period day schedule. All classes will meet the state of Washington graduation credit requirements. See the table below for more information. Contact the Career and Transition Services office for questions.

State Board of Education and Washington School for the Deaf Credit Requirements

Subject Class of 2018 Class of 2019 and Beyond
English 4 4
Math 4 4
World Lang/ASL 4 4
Science (Biology, Lab, Elective) 2 3
Social Studies (Civics, US Hist, CWI) 3 3
Health/Fitness (1.5 PE  .5 Health) 2 2
Arts 1 2  (1 can be a pathway substitute)
Occupational/Pathway 1 1
General Electives varies varies

Personalized Pathway Requirements are related courses that lead to a specific post high school career or educational outcome.