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Graduation Requirements

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS for 2020

 

Courses

OSPI Graduation Credits

College Entry(4 year)

 

 

 

Senior High English

4.0

4.0

Mathematics (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 Or equivalent math courses)

3.0

3.0

Senior High Science (One class must be a laboratory science)

3.0

3.0

Washington State History and Government (Civics)

1.0

1.0

U. S. History

1.0

1.0

Contemporary World Problems and Government

1.0

1.0

Senior High Occupational Education (Family Consumer Science, Business and Office Education, Agriculture Education, approved Work Study)

1.0

 

Senior High Physical Education and Health

2.0

 

Senior High Visual and/or Performing Art (Art, Band, Int. Design, PPR)

2.0

1.0

General Electives

4.0

 

World Language for college entry

2.0

2.0

 

 

 

Total Minimum Credits for graduation from State of Washington

(24)

 

 

 

PHS Required Credits

Required

Credits

Approved Courses

College

(4 year)

English (reading, writing and communications)

4.0

Composition/Literature 9

English 9

Composition/Literature 10

English 10

Composition/Literature 11**

English 11**

Senior  12 Speech/Composition

Walla Walla College Eng

4.0

Mathematics

 

 

3.0

 

Algebra 1

Geometry

Algebra 2

Or equivalent math courses

3.0

(Algebra 1, Intermediate Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2)

Science (physical, life and earth; one laboratory credit)

3.0

Physical Science

Biology

3.0

(Two classes must be a laboratory science)

Social Studies (civics, history and geography)

3.0

Washington St. History, Civics,

U.S. History and

Cont. World Prob.

1.0

(Social Studies in addition to US History and World Problems for college entry)

Health and Fitness

2.0

Physical Education 9, Weights,

H.S. Physical Education/.5 credit must be earned in Health

 

Arts

2.0

Art 1, Interior Design,

H.S. Band or one credit can be earned via PPR

1.0

Occupational Education

2.0

Any Course Designated as an Occupational Education credit listed in the Course Description Handbook and Board Policy

 

Electives

5.0

Any Course Designated as an Elective credit listed in the Course Description Handbook

 

World Language

2.0

Both credits could be earned via a Personalized Pathway Requirement PPR

2.0

 

Total Credits for graduation from Pomeroy Jr.~Sr. High School 

 

(26)

 

 

 

A student who plans to further their education after their high school experience, or students who plan to enter the workforce are in need of a well-rounded experience during their high school years. Only requiring students to complete academic requirements to receive a diploma at Pomeroy High School does the student and our community a disservice. Students can learn so much more by interacting with community members in need or helping organizations help others by volunteering their time. Service to one’s community is an important aspect of life and education as described by President Obama. Our students deserve the opportunity to learn from this type of experience even if they would not choose it on their own.

 

Therefore we propose that students from Pomeroy High School be required to serve their community as part of their graduation requirement. Students attending post-secondary education opportunities would be more competitive for scholarships with more community service hours as part of their service to their community. Students not furthering their education but entering the workforce would benefit from determining what type of job they may or may not want. As an added benefit, working for and with community organizations can be a positive addition to a resume. All, students and community members, will benefit from this requirement as we become closer as a community when we serve each other.

 

For more information please visit: Washington State Board of Education