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High School Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements


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.

Graduation Pathways

Students can meet the Graduation Pathways through course work or specific tests. To see a full list click here

Course Catalog

View the BSD Course Catalog.

Subject Semesters Credits
English 8 4.0
Mathematics 6 3.0
Social Studies 7 3.5
Science* 6 3.0
Career & Technical Education 2 1.0
Fine Arts (Drama, Music, Visual Art)** 4 2.0
Health 1 0.5
Physical Education 3 1.5
World Language*** 4 2.0
Electives 7 3.5
Total 48 24

*The Science requirement of 3.0 credits must include two lab classes.

**The Fine Arts requirement of 2.0 credits can include 1 credit of Personalized Pathway Requirement (PPR).

*** For World Language, both credits can be PPR.

The 3rd credit of science and the 3rd credit of math are chosen by the student and based on the student’s interest and High School and Beyond Plan, and approved by the parent or guardian, or, if the parent or guardian is unavailable or does not indicate a preference, the school counselor or principal.

Personalized Pathway Requirement (PPR) are related courses that lead to a specific post high school career or educational outcome chosen by the student based on the student’s interests and High School and Beyond Plan, that may include Career and Technical Education and are intended to provide a focus for the student’s learning. Students may have up to three PPR credits.

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.