Issaquah School District Mission and Ends Statements
Our students will be prepared for and eager to accept the academic, occupational, personal, and practical challenges of life in a dynamic global environment.
Upon graduation, students will be academically prepared and confident to pursue higher education or specialized career training.
Students will live as responsible citizens.
Throughout life, students will understand and apply current and emerging technologies to extend their personal abilities and productivity.
Students will understand and develop their personal gifts and strengths.
Students will live healthy, satisfying, and productive lives.
The graduation requirement information and programs described in this document are intended as a resource for parents and students. For specific information regarding your student’s progress towards meeting these requirements, or details about these programs, please reference the Liberty High School website.
Liberty High School Class of 2018
The governing of a comprehensive high school is regulated by a variety of sources: Washington State Administrative Code (legislation pertaining to schools), procedures set by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Issaquah School District policies (determined by the ISD Board of Directors) and each individual high school’s policies. Our operational 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, a high school student 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 a student must meet all state, district and school requirements. Minimum credit requirements for LHS are 29.5 credits. Graduation requirements are based on the State of Washington, Issaquah School District and individual high school requirements.
The Washington State Board of Education and the Issaquah School District established specific requirements for graduation. Issaquah students meet those requirements by fulfilling credit requirements as listed below and in District Policy 2410.
Requirements are met by meeting standard on Subject area assessments
||3.0||Smater Balanced ELA||Smarter Balanced Math||Biology End of Course Exam|
| Social Studies
||4.0||Passing one Math End of Course Exam|
| Career/Tech Ed
| Physical Education
| Fine or Applied Art
| Senior Core Elective
| Senior General Elective
|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
MATH REQUIREMENT: Only those math credits earned while in grades 9 through 12 will satisfy the math graduation requirement. Per WAC 180-51-067 students must complete, as a minimum, mathematics courses in one of the following progressive sequences
a. Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II; or
b. Integrated Mathematics I, Integrated Mathematics II, and Integrated Mathematics III; or
c. Any combination of (a) and (b) in progressive sequence.
In lieu of a third credit of mathematics a student may choose an alternative mathematics course, if the parent/guardian agrees that the third credit mathematics elective is supportive of the student’s education and career goals. Before approval of the elective third mathematics credit a meeting will be held with the student, the parent/guardian and the school staff to discuss the student’s High School and Beyond Plan and the mathematics requirements for post-secondary and career choices.
The district will obtain a signed consent form from the parent for the student to enroll in the alternative third credit of mathematics. The consent form will confirm the meeting, that the parent understands the impact of the selection on the student’s educational and employment options, and that the alternative is most appropriate for the needs of the student.
The mathematics requirements may also be satisfied by earning equivalency based credit in career and technical education mathematics courses. Those credits must be recorded using the equivalent academic high school department designation.
SOCIAL STUDIES REQUIREMENT: World History (1.5 credits), Civics (.5 credit) and U.S. History (1.0 credit). 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. Liberty HS has an additional .5 credit in the freshman year and a .5 elective credit required during senior year.
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.