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Credit Requirements

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Washington requires public high school students to complete a minimum number of credits to graduate. Many local school districts, however, require students to earn credits beyond the state minimum. Students must fulfill all requirements of their local district to be eligible to graduate.

Please visit the State Board website for more details on the requirements listed below.

Credit Requirements: Class of 2019 & Beyond

The chart below shows the state-required minimum number of credits students need. 

English 4
Mathematics 3
Science 3
Social Studies 3
Arts 1
Health and Fitness 2
Career and Technical Education 1
Electives 4

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Total Required Credits

(Up to 2 credits can be waived locally based on a student's unusual circumstances.)