• Graduation Requirements


    WE WANT SUCCESS FOR ALL OF OUR STUDENTS
     
    Ocean Beach School District wants the best for its students – success at whatever they choose to do in life.
     
    To ensure this success, our students and parents must be familiar with the statewide graduation requirements established by the Washington State Board of Education. The Ocean Beach School District has further defined these requirements, which are outlined below.
     
    Beginning with the class of 2019, all students in our district will be held accountable to these requirements. Each student must successfully:
    1. Earn a Certificate of Academic Achievement (CAA) or a Certificate of Individual Achievement (CIA)
    2. Earn 24 class credits
    3. Draft a Beyond High School Plan & Portfolio including 15 hr. job shadow project.
    4. Complete 20 hours of Community Service
    CERTIFICATE OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT (CAA) or CERTIFICATE OF INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT (CIA)
    In Washington State, the CAA is earned by meeting standard on all required state assessments. A number of examinations and alternate options are available to meet these standards. For more information go to http://www.k12.wa.us/GraduationRequirements/default.aspx to view all of the available options. This certificate helps ensure that all students have the basic skills needed to succeed after high school, regardless of where they live, how much money they have or what language they primarily speak.
     
    Special Education students may earn a Certificate of Individual Achievement (CIA) if they meet all graduation requirements yet need to access alternative testing options on any of the required state examinations.
    CLASS CREDITS (Class of 2015 and beyond)
    Subject Credits
    English 4
    Math 3
    Science 3
    Social Studies* 3 (1.0 US History, .5 CWP, .5 Civics)
    Occupational Education 1
    Arts 2
    Health & Fitness 2
    Elective 4.0
    World Lang./Personal Pathway 2
    Total Credits 24
     *PNW must be taken if not passed in middle school
     

    INFORMATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

     

    Subject

     

    IHS Graduation Requirements

    for Class of 2019 and Beyond

    College Academic Distribution Requirement (CADR)¹

    English

     

     

    4 credits

    4 credits

    Mathematics

     

    3 credits

    ∙ Algebra I

    ∙ Geometry

    ∙ Algebra II or equivalent

    3 credits

    ∙ all must be Algebra I or higher

    ∙ at least 1 math-based course must be taken during Senior year

    Science

     

    3 credits

    ∙2 must be lab science

    2 credits

    ∙ both must be lab science courses

    ∙ one must be an Algebra-based lab science (Advan. Bio/Chemistry/Physics)

    Social Studies

     

    3 credits²

    ∙ World History/Choice

    ∙ US History

    ∙ CWP/Civics

    3 credits

    Health & Fitness

     

     

    2 credits

    ∙ .5 must be Health

    Required as part of grad requirements

    Fine Arts

     

    2 credits³

    1 credit

    Occupational Education

     

     

    1 credit

    Required as part of grad requirements

    Foreign Language

     

     

    2 credits3

    2 credits

    Electives

     

     

    4 credits

    Required as part of grad requirements

    Other

     

    ∙HS & Beyond Plan (includes 15 hour job shadow)

    ∙Community Service – 20 hrs

    ∙ Pass State Assessments

    Required as part of grad requirements

    1 credit – senior year math-based quantitative course

    Total Credits

     

    24

     

     

    1 At least 3 CADR credits must be earned each year to qualify for minimum admission standards at Washington universities.

     

    2 Starting with the class of 2016, if the Washington State History requirement is met in Middle School, it will show on the high school transcript as “met”; however, no credit will be earned. If the Washington State History requirement is not met in Middle School, part of the high school requirement will include Pacific Northwest History.

     

    3 May be adjusted based on HS & Beyond Plan with approval of school and parent.

     
     
    BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL PLAN & PORTFOLIO
    The portfolio includes many elements from the advisory program. It also includes required elements from the student’s high school career including a research paper and several Classroom-Based Assessments from Social Studies, Health and Fitness, and the Arts. Portfolios must also include a Beyond High School Plan that details a plan for meeting the high school graduation requirements and what the student expects to do one year after graduation. The intent is to help students reflect about their growth and learning throughout high school and to help students identify post-secondary interests (education, travel, military, work, etc.).
     
    The Beyond High School Plan is a requirement for graduation in Washington State and in the Ocean Beach School District. The plan includes elements of reflection about the choices students have made throughout high school; their career explorations and evaluations; their goals for the future; and their specific steps to reaching those goals. One required element of the Beyond High School Plan is the job shadow. For more information on completing the Job Shadow and Beyond High School Plan, please consult our Graduation Resources Page.
     
     
     
    COMMUNITY SERVICE
    To graduate from Ilwaco High School, we require students to complete 20 hours of Community Service. For more information about this requirement, please consult our Graduation Resources Page.
     
    FOR MORE INFORMATION
     
    CONTACT INFORMATION
    PO Box F
    Ilwaco, WA 98624
    (360)-642-3731
    sarah.taylor@oceanbeachschools.org 
Last Modified on January 24, 2019