Graduation Requirements

High School graduates must fulfill minimum graduation requirements. To receive a diploma from the Olympia School District, students must successfully complete the following requirements:

Graduation Credit Requirements

Subject
Classes of 2013  - 2015
Classes of 2016 & BEYOND
Classes of 2021 & BEYOND
English
3.0 credits
4.0 credits
4.0 credits
Mathematics *
3.0 
3.0 
3.0
Science, including 1 Lab Science
2.0
2.0
3.0
Social Studies:


  World History 1.0 1.0 1.0
  United States History and Government
1.0
1.0
1.0
 

Civics/Additional Social Studies   OR  IB alternative

1.0
1.0
1.0
  Washington State History and Government *
0.5
0.5
0.5
Health and Fitness *
2.0
2.0
2.0
Arts
1.0
1.0
2.0 (1.0 credit can be used for Personalized Pathway)
Career & Technical Education
1.0
1.0
1.0
World Language 0 0 2.0 (2.0 credit can be used for Personalized Pathway)
Electives
6.5
5.5
3.5
Total Credits
22.0
22.0
24.0

* Mathematics: Must be  Algebra I or equivalent , Geometry or equivalent, and a 3rd year of approved math.

* Washington State History and Government: Credit requirement may be satisfied in middle school, or by successfully completing a high school level  state history and government course.  Students coming from out of state in their senior year may be able to meet the requirement with a similar course from that state.  Students needing to meet this requirement may complete the below project.  Click HERE for additional information on this requirement.

* Health and Fitness: Second year credit may be waived under certain conditions...see Board Policy 6700.


High School and Beyond Plan

Students will have an education plan for their high school experience, including what they expect to do upon graduating. The high school will develop specific components for the High School and Beyond Plan. Refer to the "Class of 2015" for the current checklist. This graduation requirement is completed at the end of the 11th grade year.

State Assessments and the High School Diploma

Please click on the following link for information on State Assessments directly from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  State Testing Link