The State of Washington requires High School Completion students to satisfy all the following by the end of their final quarter in the program in order to receive their high school diploma:
1/ Meet all requirements for an associate transfer degree (Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Business).
2/ Complete both Pacific Northwest History (HIST&214) and U.S. History (either HIST& 136, HIST& 146, or HIST 105). Students will complete these classes as part of their regular 90 credits Associate’s degree curriculum.
3/ Complete a High School and Beyond Plan with Seattle Central's Career Services Center (BE 1102E1).
4/ Take one of the following standardized tests and meet the minimum scores required:
- - Reading - 350
- - Writing - 380
- - Math - 390
- ACT Plus Writing:
- - Reading - 13
- - Writing - 15
- - Math - 16
- College Board AP Subject tests: score of 3 out of 5 in the following --
- - Math (Calculus or Statistics)
- - Writing (English Language and Composition) OR Reading (Macro/Microeconomics, Psychology, U.S. History, World History, U.S. Government and Politics, or Comparative Government and Politics)
5/ Meet the Science requirement by either:
- - passing one of the following AP examinations with a score of 3 or higher - Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Environmental Science
- - passing the science section of the ACT test with a score of 16 or higher
This Science requirement is effective for students graduating in Spring 2015 and beyond.
We recommend that students take science classes at Seattle Central (i.e., Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Environmental Science) before sitting for the AP or ACT exam.
Please note that students who will be at least 21 years old at the time they earn their associate transfer degree can be awarded the high school diploma once they complete the associate transfer degree requirements. They do not need to complete the other requirements noted above.