Graduation Requirements

The Issaquah School District recognizes and understands the value that easily accessible information provides our families as they help their students make academic progress towards graduation. We are excited to unveil access to the Graduation Requirements Tab in Family Access as an informational tool in guiding your students. While it is not intended to replace the guidance of counselors, we anticipate it will serve as an interim measure to understand your student’s progress. This tool represents the culmination of several years of work on behalf of dedicated staff within the District. Families can access the Graduation Requirements Tab in Family Access beginning February 4, 2015. Upon release, families will also receive navigation notes along with screenshots to assist you in understanding and utilizing this new tool.


The Issaquah School District believes that experiences available in high school classrooms enhance the probability of achieving a pattern of life-long learning as well as the achievement of life goals. To this end, the District has created a high school graduation regulation and accompanying procedures. 


Washington State has established specific requirements for graduation. Students of the Issaquah School District meet those requirements by: 

  1. Fulfilling class credit requirements: Course and credit requirements for earning a high school diploma are found in each school’s course guide linked below. Graduation requirements are assigned according to a student’s year of graduation.
  2. Crafting a High School and Beyond Plan (formerly called the culminating project) – Each student shall have a high school plan to guide his or her high school experience, including plans for post-secondary education or training and career. Students shall create their high school and beyond plans in cooperation with parents, guardians and school staff. School staff shall work with students to update the plans during the years in which the plan is implemented in order to accommodate changing interests and goals.
  3. Meeting Standards on State Assessments – Students shall meet standard on the following subject area assessments:  Language Arts, Math and Science. 
  4. Demonstrating Technical Proficiency – Students can meet this requirement in a number of ways: a) by taking and passing the Tech Smart class offered in the ISD middle schools, b.) by taking the Technology Proficiency Challenge Test in high school, or c.) by taking a high school class that has been designated to meet the Tech Proficiency requirement. Please see your counselor for more information. 


Graduation Tab – This Family Access tool conveniently allows families to view their student(s) credits and progress towards graduation. This tool is not intended to replace the guidance of counselors, but instead to serve as an interim measure in understanding your student’s progress. This tool is unavailable from April thru August as we work to create a Master Schedule that best meets the needs of our students and maximizes the availability of staff. 

Educational Milestones – This Family Access tool includes information on additional requirements such as state assessments, Washington State History, Technology Proficiency and completion of a High School and Beyond Plan. 

For an official summary of progress towards completion of graduation requirements, please contact your school’s Counseling Office. 

State high school transcript

All public schools in the state use the Washington State high school transcript.