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Grad Requirements

Columbia High School has a 5-period, trimester schedule. 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.

Find the master schedule of courses for the 2018-19 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