Graduation Requirements

  • College & Career Ready RequirementsEach candidate for high school graduation in the Yelm Community Schools must complete the equivalent of a four-year program of educational growth in grades 9 - 12 and meet the requirements outlined to earn a diploma.  Graduation requirements include: 24 credits, High School and Beyond Plan and Graduation Readiness Pathway components.


    Graduation requirements are aligned with district policies and the requirements of the state of Washington.

  • 24 Credits

    Students at Yelm High School must complete 24 credits; 17 Foundational Credits and 7 Electives: 4 General Elective and 3 Personalized Pathways. Note: Washington State History is a required high school course typically taken in middle school.

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  • High School & Beyond Plan

    The High School and Beyond Plan is a state graduation requirement. Each student must have a High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) to guide the student’s high school experience and prepare the student for postsecondary education/training (ESHB 2224, Chapter 31, Laws of 2017). Students start their plan in eighth grade and then continue to revise them throughout high school to accommodate changing interests or educational and career goals.

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  • Graduation Readiness Pathway

    Students demonstrate their readiness to enter a post-secondary education/training aligned to their interested career by completing one of the Graduation Pathways listed below. Their Pathway should be aligned to their High School Beyond Plan.

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