SPS Academic Graduation Requirements
- Language Arts – 4.0
- Math – 3.0
- Science – 3.0
- World History – 1.5
- US History – 1.0
- American Government – 0.5
- P.E. 1.5
- Health 0.5
- CTE 1.0
- Fine Arts 1.0
- *Personal Pathway Requirement (PPR) electives 3.0
- Electives 4.0
- Total 24.0
Additional Graduation Requirements
- 60 hours of Community Service Learning
- High School + Plan
- Graduation Pathway
- Washington State History (usually completed in 8th grade)
*PPR (Personal Pathway Requirement)
Courses that lead to a specific post-high school career or educational outcome are chosen by the student based on the students’ interests and High School Beyond Plan.4 World Languages are recommended for students planning on attending a 2 or 4-year college or university for admissions purposes
High School and Beyond Plan
Seattle Public Schools uses Naviance to support our Advisory and High School and Beyond Plan programs. If families choose not to use this tool, their students will be given an alternative activity to meet the high school and beyond plan graduation requirements.
In 2019, the Washington State Legislature provided students with multiple pathways to graduation by passing House Bill (HB) 1599.
HB 1599 expands the ways Washington students show their readiness for their next step after high school.
Building off a robust plan (High School and Beyond Plan) and quality instruction across core academic areas, completing a graduation pathway helps prepare students for what comes after high school graduation. It also signals to employers and post-secondary education/training institutions a student’s readiness for that step.
With questions, please contact OSPI staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are the essentials of what a student needs to accomplish to “meet” each graduation pathway.