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Graduation Requirements

High school courses are semester-length and may be .5 or 1.0 credit.  Scholars take one 1.0 credit class per semester to graduate in 4 years.

1.0 credit classes require approximately 7.5 hours per week or 90 minutes per day of work. .5 credit classes require approximately 5-6 hours per week or 90 minutes each day to complete in one semester.

Time requirements are based on a full 90 day semester term.

Courses begun late in the term will require more hours per day/week to complete the course by the end of the semester.


# of Credits

Must Include



Algebra 1


3rd Math credit


2 lab sciences

3rd science credit

Social Studies3

US History & Government

 World History

.5 Civics credit 

.5 Current World Problems


Performing or Visual Arts

1 credit may be a Personalized Pathway Requirement*

 World Language2Both credits may be Personalized Pathway Requirements*
Health & Fitness2

.5 credit Health

1.5 credit Fitness

Students must earn credit for physical education unless excused per RCW 28A.230.050

Career & Technical Education1May be an Occupational Education course that meets the definition of an exploratory course as described in the CTE program standards

* Personalized Pathway Requirements are related courses that lead to a specific post-high school career or educational outcome chosen by the scholar based on the scholar’s interests and High School & Beyond Plan. They may include Career & Technical Education and are intended to provide a focus for the scholar’s learning.

Other Graduation RequirementsYear Completed
Smarter Balanced Math Assessment10th Grade
Smarter Balanced English Language Arts Assessment

10th Grade

High School & Beyond Plan (Personal Pathway)9-12 Grades
WA State History6-12 Grade
24 hours of community service8 hours each year, grades 9-12
High School and Beyond Plan12th Grade

Guidance Support

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iA’s guidance support specialist creats a graduation plan for each full-time iA scholar at the start of the 9th grade year or at the time of enrollment.

Use our contact form and select Academic Issue to ask a guidance question.