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 2019
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, 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 2019 at LHS is 31 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 by the school and in District Policy 2410.
Subject and Credit Requirements for the Class of 2019, per WAC 180-51-068
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
(2 credits must be in a lab science)
| Career/Tech Ed
| Physical Education
|Fine or Applied Art/Personal Pathway*
(1 FA/AA may be substituted with a Personal Pathway credit)
World Language/Personal Pathway*
|Senior Core 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.
|*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 Requirement: Only 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 (2.0 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. Liberty HS requires an additional .5 elective credit during senior year.
Technology Requirement: The Issaquah School District requires that all students successfully complete an approved technology course in high school/ middle school or pass 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.