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PDFWAC 180-51-060

Minimum subject areas for high school graduation—Students entering the ninth grade before July 1, 2004.

(1) The minimum subject areas and credits therein shall be:
subject
credit
English
 
3
Mathematics
 
2
Science*
 
2
Social Studies
 
2 1/2
United States History and
Government
(1)
 
Washington State History
and Government
(1/2)**
 
Contemporary World History,
Geography, and Problems
(1)**
 
Occupational Education***
 
1
Physical Education
 
2
Restricted Elective
****
1
*At least one credit of the two science credits shall be in a laboratory science.
**See WAC 180-51-075 for equivalencies.
***"Occupational education" means credits resulting from a series of learning experiences designed to assist the student to acquire and demonstrate competency of skills under student learning goal four and which skills are required for success in current and emerging occupations. At a minimum, these competencies shall align with the definition of an exploratory course as proposed or adopted in the career and technical education program standards of the superintendent of public instruction.
****This one credit requirement must be selected from visual or performing arts or any of the subject areas listed above.
Electives
5 1/2
Total
19
(2) The minimum elective credits shall be met by additional courses in the required subject areas, by specific local district requirements, or by any course offered pursuant to WAC 180-50-115.
(3) In accordance with WAC 180-51-035, this section shall expire on June 30, 2014, for those students who begin the equivalent of a four-year high school program prior to July 1, 2004.
(4) The state board of education and superintendent of public instruction are not authorized by law to issue a high school diploma.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.215(8), 28A.230.090. WSR 08-18-013, § 180-51-060, filed 8/22/08, effective 9/22/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.230.090. WSR 01-13-112, § 180-51-060, filed 6/20/01, effective 7/21/01; WSR 00-19-108, § 180-51-060, filed 9/20/00, effective 10/21/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.05.062 and 28A.05.064. WSR 88-01-109 (Order 18-87), § 180-51-060, filed 12/22/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.05.060. WSR 85-12-041 (Order 12-85), § 180-51-060, filed 6/5/85. Statutory Authority: Chapter 28A.05 RCW. WSR 84-11-049 (Order 7-84), § 180-51-060, filed 5/17/84.]
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