Kent School District Diploma

  • Upon completion of the KSD Diploma program, students will be awarded a diploma signifying that they have met all criteria for a high school diploma in the Kent School District:

    Students will:

    • earn 24.0 high school credits, in the correct subject areas
    • demonstrate skills in Language Arts and Math  by passing the SBA, or through a state-approved alternate method
    • complete a High School and Beyond Plan that outlines post-high school education and career plans
    • students whose graduating class was prior to 2019 should contact a counselor to review their specific graduation requirements

     

    Subject Area

    High School Credits

    English

    4.0

    Math

    3.0

    Social Studies

    3.0

    Science

    3.0

    Health / PE

    2.0

    Occupational Education

    1.0

    Fine Arts

    2.0 (or PPR*)

    World Language

    2.0 (or PPR*)

    Electives

    4.0

    Total

    24.0

     

    Within these 24 credits, specific classes are required:

    • English 9, English 10, English 11, English 12
    • Algebra – Year 1, Geometry, Algebra – Year 2
    • World History, Contemporary World Issues, U.S. History, Washington State History
    • Earth/Physical Science, Biology *

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

    The Integrated Science series (I, II, III, and IV) meets the Science course requirement for students in the class of 2015 and beyond.

Washington State Diploma

  • Upon completion of the Washington State Diploma program, students will be awarded a diploma signifying that they have met all criteria for a high school diploma in Washington State:

     

    Students will:

    • earn 20.0 high school credits, in the correct subject areas
    • demonstrate skills in Reading, Writing, Math, and Science by passing the HSPE or EOC, or through a state-approved alternate method *
    • complete a High School and Beyond Plan that outlines post-high school education and career plans *
    • complete a Culminating Project *

                 (Culminating Project is not required for students whose original graduating class is 2015+)

     

    Subject Area

    High School Credits

    Green River College (GRC) Credits

    English

    3.0

    15

    Fine Arts

    1.0

    5

    Math

    3.0

    10

    U.S. History

    1.0

    5

    American Government

    0.5

    3

    Washington State History*

    0.5

    3

    Contemporary World Problems

    1.0

    5

    Non-Lab Science

    1.0

    5

    Lab Sciences

    1.0

    5

    Occupational Education

    1.0

    5

    Health / PE

    2.0

    10

    Electives

    5.0

    25

    Total

    20.0

    96

      

    * Washington State History is a course taken in middle school or junior high school, and often does not appear on high school transcripts. If it does not appear on your high school transcript, go to your middle school or junior high and get documentation on letterhead in a sealed envelope that you successfully completed the course. Deliver the envelope to Enrollment Services along with your high school transcripts.

    These requirements are not required for students who are 21 years or older       

     

    General Education Development (GED)

    Students who pass all four subject area tests will be awarded a Certificate of Educational Competency.

     

    Students must pass subject area tests in:

    • Writing
    • Math
    • Social Studies
    • Science
Last Modified on February 20, 2019