• Washington State Graduation Requirements:

    All public high school students are required to meet statewide graduation requirements in order to earn a diploma. The goal is that more students will be better prepared to meet 21st-century demands in their working and personal lives.

    To earn a high school diploma in Washington State, a student must: 

    1.  Meet State High School Assessment Requirements:  Our state graduation requirements are designed to ensure students have a solid foundation of reading, writing, math and science skills, no matter the path they choose after high school.


      • End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)
        End-of-course assessments for high school Mathematics are to be implemented statewide by the 2010-11 school year and replacing the Mathematics portion of the HSPE. End-of-course assessments for high school Science are to be implemented statewide by spring 2012 and replacing the Science portion of the HSPE.


      • High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)
        This test measures the proficiency of students in high school and serves as the state’s exit exam. Students must pass this assessment or a state-approved alternative in reading and writing in order to be eligible to graduate.


    2.  Earn 22 or more THS credits in required courses (see THS credit requirements in BMS lesson document below)

    3.  Complete a High School and Beyond Plan (start draft in 8th grade- see BMS lesson powerpoint below)

    4.  Complete a Culminating Project

    Bush Middle School High School and Beyond Planning - Homeroom Lesson powerpoint:  
    Class of 2017 grad req & 4YP March 2013
    Class of 2017 Four Year Planning Sheet:
    Class of 2017 High School Course Catalog: