Graduation Requirements and Resources

Graduation and State assessment requirements are mandated by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction -OSPI.

The Nova Project does follow all State and District graduation requirements. Students at Nova may go about getting the credits differently than at a traditional high school, but don’t worry parents, your student is still required to show their learning and to meet all of the State and District requirements. Graduation requirements are changing and the year your student will be graduating will effect how much credit they are required to have in each Course area.

SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

MINIMUM HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS  

Graduation Year 2017

Subject Credits Required Courses

English/ Language Arts

4.0

Introduction to Literature & Composition 9A, 9B
World Literature & Composition 10A, 10B American Literature & Composition 11A, 11B
Comparative Literature & Composition 12A, 12 B

At Nova, the language arts classes are multi-leveled, thematically based, and individualized to each student’s level.

Social Studies

3.0

World History 1, 2, 3
U.S. History 11A, 11B

American Government & Economics (AGE).

(Washington State History is required in middle school and if not taken/passed, then it becomes a high school requirement.)

Mathematics

3.0
Algebra I (2 semesters)
Geometry (2 semesters)
Algebra II or other math courses (2 semesters)

Science

2.0

Select from approved course offerings

Occupational Education

1.5

Select from approved course offerings

Health and Fitness (Health and Physical Education)

2.0

1.5 Fitness (Physical Education)
.5 Health

Fine Arts

1.0

Art, Music or Drama

Electives

4.5

World language and/or elective courses from other subject areas

TOTAL CREDITS

21.0  

For more information about graduation requirements please visit the SPS -Graduation Requirement Bulletins page by clicking on this link:

Nova High School also requires that students complete
  • Senior Project
  • Research Paper (12-15 pages)
  • 10 hours a year or 5 hours a semester of Nova Service
  • 60 hours of Community Service
  • all testing required by the state

 

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