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Graduation Requirements

Class of 2018 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 education2
3 years of science (minimum 3 years of lab science - physics, biology and chemistry recommended for college admissions; 4 years of science are recommended)
3 years of social studies (world history, U.S. history and American government at a minimum)3
4 years of religious studies4
2 years of the same world language5 (3 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

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. 
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 It is a graduation requirement for all students to complete Washington State history. This requirement may be waived by the principal for students who: (i) Have successfully completed a state history course of study in another state; or (ii) are in eleventh or twelfth grade and who have not completed a course of study in Washington’s history and state government because of previous residence outside the state. If students have not met this requirement or these waivers do not apply, students will be given one of two options to complete an independent study course. Students should see their counselor to arrange this.
4 Eastside Catholic requires that students must earn a religious studies credit for each semester while enrolled at EC.
5 Any world language course taken prior to high school does not fulfill this requirement.