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2418 - Waiver of High School Graduation Credits

The District seeks to provide all students with the opportunity to complete graduation requirements without discrimination and without disparate impact on groups of students. In so doing, the District acknowledges that unusual circumstances may result in a student’s inability to earn all credits or competencies required for high school graduation. Unusual circumstances may include, but are not limited to:

  • Homelessness;
  • A health condition resulting in an inability to attend class;
  • Limited English proficiency;
  • Disability, regardless of whether the student has an individualized education program or a plan under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973;
  • Denial of an opportunity to retake classes or enroll in remedial classes free of charge during the first four years of high school;
  • Transfer during the last two years of high school from a school with different graduation requirements.
  • Other circumstances (e.g., emergency, natural disaster, trauma, personal or family crisis) that directly compromised a student’s ability to learn.

The Board has delegated to the superintendent or his/her designee discretion to grant a waiver of a maximum of two elective credits required for graduation. A student’s parent/guardian or an adult student must file Form 2418F with the superintendent’s office no later than thirty business days prior to the student’s scheduled graduation date. In order to graduate, students granted a waiver must earn all other required credits as provided in Regulation 2410.



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Legal References:

  • RCW 28A.230.090 High school graduation requirements or equivalencies—High school and beyond plans—Career and college ready graduation requirements and waivers
  • RCW 28A.345.080 Model policy and procedure for granting waivers of credit for high school graduation.
  • WAC 180-51-068 State subject and credit requirements for high school graduation—Students entering the ninth grade on or after July 1, 2015.
  • WAC 180-51-050 High school credit—Definition.

Management Resources:

  • 2015 - April Policy Issue