Columbia High School moved to a 5-period, trimester schedule with the start of the 2014-15 school year. This schedule makes it possible for students to earn a total of 2.5 credits each trimester, with a possible 7.5 credits in one academic year.
NEW: Find the master schedule of courses for the 2016-17 school year.
Graduates of Columbia High School must earn 27.5 credits** in a number of areas, as shown below.
- English -- 4 credits
- Social Studies -- 3 credits
- Math* --3 credits
- Science -- 3 credits
- Physical Ed -- 1.5 credits
- Health-- 0.5 credits
- Fine Arts -- 2 credits
- Career & Technical Ed (CTE) -- 1 credit
- World Language or Personalized Pathway Requirements-- 2 credits
- Elective ** 7.5 credits
School district policy states that a student must meet all graduation requirements prior to graduation or they will not be allowed to walk in the graduation ceremony or attend the senior trip.
*Math: Students must obtain a full credit in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II (or an alternative 3rd year math class that is indicated in the student's High School and Beyond Plan)
** All classes taken above the minimum requirements in any area are counted as elective credits.
Find updated graduation requirements from Washington State Boad of Education webpage for up-to-date changes in state graduation policy, including the Washington State Graduation Requirement chart