It is the policy of the Highline School Board to provide all students with the opportunity to complete graduation requirements without discrimination and without disparate impact on groups of students. The board acknowledges that there may be rare instances when circumstances arise that prevent a student from completing all of the requirements necessary for high school graduation. Therefore, the Board delegates to the superintendent or his/her designee discretion to waive certain graduation requirements, including certain credits. The Superintendent is authorized to develop procedures implementing this policy.
Specifically, and under certain circumstances, the Superintendent is authorized to waive:
- · Up to two elective or locally-designated credits required for graduation
- · The physical component of Physical Education courses
- · Washington State History
Eligibility and timelines are set forth in the accompanying procedure.
District Cross Reference:
2410 - High School Graduation Requirements
WSSDA Cross References:
2418 Waiver of High School Graduation Credits
RCW 28A.230.090 High school graduation requirements or equivalencies—High school and beyond plans—Career and college ready graduation requirements and waivers—Reevaluation of graduation requirements—Language requirements—Credit for courses taken before attending high school—Postsecondary credit equivalencies RCW 28A.345.080 Model policy and procedure for granting waivers of credit for high school graduation
RCW 28A.345.080 Model policy and procedure for granting waivers of credit for high school graduation.
WAC 180-51-068 State subject and credit requirements for high school graduation—Students entering the ninth grade on or after July 1, 2015.
WAC 180-51-050 High school credit—Definition.
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: April 2020
Revised by the Board: 1.22