iGrad Eligibility

  • iGrad is an 'Open Doors' school and must follow eligibility laws established by the Washington State Legislature.

    Eligible students include (but are not restricted to):

    • Students living both inside and outside Kent School District boundaries
    • Students who have dropped out of high school
    • Students who have never enrolled in high school
    • Students who are homeless
    • Special Education students
    • English Language Learners
    • Students who have been expelled or suspended

    Eligible Students:

    • have not yet met high school graduation requirements      
    • must be 16-20 years old on September 1 of the current school year. In 2018-19, eligible students are born after 9/1/1997 and on or before 9/1/2002.  Once eligible, students may continue enrollment through August after they turn 21.

    One of the following must also be true:

    •  Student is 366+ days past his/her original graduation date         OR
    •  Student is significantly credit deficient*                                     OR
    •  Student has been recommended for enrollment by one of the agencies listed below because it has been determined that the students' unique needs cannot be met by attendance at a traditional high school.  Recommendations may be made by:
                      --case managers from the Department of Social Services
                      --the juvenile justice system
                      --district approved school personnel (such as a counselor or administrator)
                      --staff from community agencies which provide educational advocacy services
     
                         Recommendation Form is available here.

    Follow these steps to calculate credit deficiency ratio:

    For students who have been continually enrolled in high school: 
    Divide the total high school credits earned by the total high school credits attempted
     
    For students who were not enrolled in every available semester:
    Divide the total high school credits earned by the total credits that the student had the opportunity to earn
     
    Students attending a school that offers 6 classes per day usually have the opportunity to earn 3.0 credits each semester.
     
     
    Graduation Year
    Required Credit Deficiency September - January February - July
    2022  
     
    n / a

    Fewer than 1.95 credits

    2021
     
    Credits earned divided by credits attempted must be less than 0.65
     
     
     
    Fewer than 3.9 credits
     

     

    Fewer than 5.85 credits

    2020
     
    Credits earned divided by credits attempted must be less than 0.70
     
     
    Fewer than 8.4 credits

    Fewer than 10.5 credits

    2019
     
    Credits earned divided by credits attempted must be less than 0.75
     
     
    Fewer than 13.5 credits

    Fewer than 15.75 credits

    2018
     
    Credits earned divided by credits attempted must be less than 0.75
     
     
    Fewer than 18.0 credits

    Fewer than 20.25 credits

    2017 and earlier
     
    Automatically Eligible
     
       
     
    If you have questions about eligibility, please don't hesitate to contact us.