Issaquah School District Mission and Ends Statements

Mission

Our students will be prepared for and eager to accept the academic, occupational, personal, and practical challenges of life in a dynamic global environment.

Ends Statements

E-2 Academics and Foundations

Upon graduation, students will be academically prepared and confident to pursue higher education or specialized career training.

E-3 Citizenship

Students will live as responsible citizens.

E-4 Technology

Throughout life, students will understand and apply current and emerging technologies to extend their personal abilities and productivity.

E-5 Personal Awareness and Expression

Students will understand and develop their personal gifts and strengths.

E-6 Life Management

Students will live healthy, satisfying, and productive lives.

Issaquah High School Class of 2021

Graduation requirements are based on the Washington State Administrative Code, Issaquah School District Board Policy, Issaquah School District Regulations, and individual high school requirements.  Our procedures serve to organize the operations of the school in a fair and equitable manner and to provide access to strong instruction, connectivity to schools, citizenship as a contributing member of a community, resiliency for growth, and personal expression. The following standards are applied in accordance with these decision-making bodies and are a list of the standards relating to the earning of credit, making academic progress and participation in extra-curricular activities.

 WASHINGTON STATE & ISSAQUAH SCHOOL DISTRICT GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 
To be eligible to graduate in Washington, high school students must pass specific state exams, earn all required state and local credits, and successfully complete a high school and beyond plan.  Please be aware that graduation requirements for all classes may change depending on action by the Washington State Legislature. To participate in the graduation ceremony students must meet all state, district and school requirements. The minimum credit requirement for the Class of 2021 at IHS is 24 credits. 

Subject and Credit Requirements for the Class of 2021, per WAC 180-51-068

Credits

 

Assessments

Requirements are met by meeting standard on Subject area assessments

 English
  

4.0  Language Arts Math Science
 Mathematics
 
3.0  Smater Balanced ELA Smarter Balanced Math Biology End of Course Exam
 Social Studies
 
3.0                              
 Science
(2 credits must be in a lab science) 
3.0
 Career/Tech Ed
 
1.0
 Physical Education
 
1.5
 Health
 
0.5
 Fine or Applied Art/Personal Pathway*
(1 FA or AA may be substituted with a Personal Pathway Credit) 
2.0
World Language/Personal Pathway* 
 
2.0
 Electives
 
4.0
 Total 24.0
High School and Beyond Plan
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 plan through a district provided website called Career Cruising.  In cooperation with parents, guardians and school staff, the students will share and revise their plans to accommodate changing interests, abilities and goals.  Students will present their high school and beyond plan during a senior exit interview
 * Personal 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 interest 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.

 MATH REQUIREMENTOnly those math credits earned while in grades 9 through 12 will satisfy the math graduation requirement. The three mathematics credits required under this section must include:

  • Algebra 1 or Integrated Mathematics 1
  • Geometry or Integrated Mathematics 2; and
  • A third credit of high school mathematics, aligning with the student’s interests and high school and beyond plan with agreement of the student’s parent or guardian (or if unavailable in agreement with the school counselor or principal).

SOCIAL STUDIES REQUIREMENT:  This shall consist of the following mandatory courses: World History (1.5 credit), Civics (.5 credit) and U.S. History (1.0 credit). The State of Washington also requires that students take a Washington State History and Government course. This requirement is satisfied in 7th grade in the Issaquah School District.

 TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENT: The Issaquah School District requires that all students meet technology proficiency. This is accomplished by successfully completing an approved technology course in high school/ middle school or passing the technology proficiency test. Information on the test can be found on the School District website.  Successful passage of the technology proficiency test does not result in earning credit.