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GPA

Students must earn a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average (GPA) in order to receive a diploma. Athletic/activity eligibility also requires a 2.0 GPA.

Community Service

Student must earn a minimum of 40 hours of community service in order to receive a diploma.

Testing

Students must pass specific state exams.

Subject Semesters Credits
English* 8 4.0
Mathematics 6 3.0
Social Studies** 7 3.5
Lab Science 4 2.0
Career & Technical Education 2 1.0
Physical Education 4 2.0
Fine Arts 2 1.0
Health 1 0.5
Electives 13 6.5
Total 47 23.5

*The English requirement of 4.0 credits is made up of the following courses:

  • 1.0 credit: Honors Freshman Composition and Literature
  • 1.0 credit: Honors Sophomore Composition and Literature
  • 1.0 credit: American Literature and Composition
    OR IB/AP Language and American Literature
  • 1.0 credit: Senior English
    OR 12th Grade AP Language and Composition
    OR IB/AP English Literature and Composition

**The Social Studies requirement of 3.5 credits is made up of the following courses:

  • 0.5 credit: Foundations of World History
    OR AP Human Geography
  • 1.0 credit: World History
    OR AP World History
  • 1.0 credit: U.S. History
    OR AP U.S. History
  • 1.0 credit: Contemporary World/American Government
    OR IB/AP American Government
    OR AP American Government / AP Comparative Government
    OR AP American Government

Successful completion of Washington State History/Government is a high school graduation requirement. Washington State History/Government instruction occurs in the 7th and 8th grade in the Bellevue School District. Students who transfer into the Bellevue School District after 7th grade will be required to satisfactorily complete Washington State History/Government curriculum in order to meet the graduation requirement. High School registrars will note successful completion of Washington State History/Government on students’ transcripts.

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