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Graduation Requirements

Class of 2017 and beyond:

4 years of English
2 years of arts (minimum 1 year of visual and/or performing arts)[1]
0.5 year of health
3 years of mathHECB(minimum Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II; four years are recommended)
1.5 years of physical education[2]
3 years of science (minimum 3 years of lab science; four years are recommended)
3 years of social studies
4 years of religious studies[3]
2 years of the same world language (three years are recommended)
52 credits are required for graduation
110 hours of community service
  • Freshmen = 25 hours per year
  • Sophomores = 25 hours per year
  • Juniors = 30 hours per year
  • Seniors = 30 hours per year


[1] Students may substitute coursework for one year of art if other courses would better help them meet their educational and career goals.
HECB Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) establishes state of Washington “minimum general under­graduate admission standards for four-year institutions.”
Senior-year math-based quantitative course: During the senior year of high school, students must earn a credit in a math-based quantitative course, unless they complete a higher-level math course prior to senior year, such as pre-calculus or calculus.
[2] Students must take 1.5 years of fitness (PE) unless excused per RCW 28A.230.050. All freshmen must take physical education 9. Up to one year of physical education may be waived upon submission of the P.E. waiver form to Student Services.
[3] Eastside Catholic requires that students must earn a religious studies credit for each semester while enrolled at EC.