Waiver of High School Graduation Credits - 2418

Mukilteo School District
Instruction - Series 2000
Waiver of High School Graduation Credits - 2418

The Board acknowledges that individual student circumstances may result in a student’s inability to earn all twenty four (24) credits required for high school graduation starting with the class of 2021.

Individual student 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 delegates to the Superintendent or Superintendent's designee discretion to grant a waiver of a maximum of two elective credits required for graduation. Students granted a waiver must earn seventeen required subject credits (four English, three Math, three Science, three Social Studies, two Health and Fitness, one Arts, one Career and Technical Education) in order to graduate.

Cross References:

Board Policy 2410 High School Graduation Requirements

Legal References:    

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


Adoption Date: September 21, 2015
Revised: March 12, 2018
Revised: October 28, 2019