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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Procedure 2400 P1 – GRADUATION PATHWAYS

Beginning with the graduating class of 2020, students must meet one or more of the state-identified pathways, in addition to other graduation requirements, to graduate from high school.  RCW 28A.655.250

Each student’s high school and beyond plan (HSBP) must include information about which pathway a student is on, recognizing that this pathway may change based on a student’s academic needs and interests.  See procedure 2400 P3 for information on the HSBP.

Available graduation pathways are:

  1. State Assessments: Meeting or exceeding the graduation standard established by the state board of education under RCW 28A.305.130 on the statewide high school assessments in English language arts and mathematics.
  1. Dual Credit Courses:  Completing and qualifying for college credit in dual credit courses in English language arts and mathematics. A "dual credit course" means a course in which a student qualifies for college and high school credit in English language arts or mathematics upon successfully completing the course.
  1. High School Transition Courses: Earning high school credit in a high school transition course, such as Bridge to College, in English language arts and mathematics. A "high school transition course" is an English language arts or mathematics course offered in high school where successful completion by the student ensures the student college-level placement at a participating institution of higher education. High school transition courses must satisfy core or elective credit graduation requirements established by the state board of education. A student's successful completion of a high school transition course does not entitle the student to be admitted to an institution of higher education.
  1. Advanced Coursework:  Earning high school credit, with a B grade, or receiving a three or higher on the AP exam, or equivalent, in AP, international baccalaureate, or Cambridge international courses in English language arts and mathematics; or receiving a four or higher on international baccalaureate exams. For English language arts, successfully completing any of the following courses meets the standard: AP English language and composition literature, macroeconomics, microeconomics, psychology, United States history, world history, United States government and politics, or comparative government and politics; or any of the international baccalaureate individuals and societies courses. For mathematics, successfully completing any of the following courses meets the standard: statistics, computer science, computer science principles, or calculus; or any of the international baccalaureate mathematics courses.
  1. SAT or ACT Exams: Meet or exceed the scores established by the state board of education for the mathematics portion and the reading, English, or writing portion of the SAT or ACT. 
  1. Combination:  Successfully completing at least one English language arts option and at least one mathematics option established in sections 1-5, above.
     
  2. ASVAB: Meet standard in the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test.
  1. Career & Technical Education Courses:  Complete a sequence of career and technical education courses that are relevant to a student's postsecondary pathway, including those leading to workforce entry, state or nationally approved apprenticeships, or postsecondary education, and that meet either: the curriculum requirements of core plus programs for aerospace, maritime, health care, information technology, or construction and manufacturing; or the minimum criteria identified in RCW 28A.700.030. Students are not required to enroll in a preparatory course that is approved under RCW 10 28A.700.030 to meet this pathway.

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Superintendent: June 2020