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Graduation Requirements

Graduating high school is universally accepted as a critical step to a bright future. Among other things, high school graduates*:

  • are more likely to be employed, make higher taxable income, and aid in job generation
  • earn a national average of $8,000 more annually compared to those without a high school diploma

The Renton School District requires 4 components for high school graduation.

Complete minimum credit requirements

  • Because of the transition from semesters to trimesters, see minimum credits below

Pass state tests (or approved alternatives)

  • English Language Arts - Students must pass the 11th grade Smarter Balanced ELA Test or a state-approved alternative.
  • Math - Students must pass the 11th grade Smarter Balanced Math Test or state-approved alternative.
  • Complete an approved graduation pathway listed here

Complete a High School and Beyond Plan

  • The High School and Beyond Plan is a state requirement that every school district must have students complete
  • In the Renton School District, this requirement is met through completing your Career Cruising portfolio
  • You will work on your portfolio throughout high school in your advisory class. If you have questions regarding Career Cruising, please contact your advisory teacher

Complete at least of 20 Community Service

  • Information regarding community service opportunities, documenting hours, and submitting them can be found in the College and Career Center under “Guide to Community Service Learning” here