As as student at Stanwood High School, there are several requirements that you must be aware of as you move towards graduation. The table below list the requirements for graduation, the minimum requirements for admission to a 4 year university, and the minimum requirements for participation in a Division 1 or 2 athletic team. You can click on each credit area to see what courses are available at Stanwood High School to meet those requirements.
Stanwood High School Graduation Requirements
Washington State History (Middle School)
World History 1.0 Credit
US History 1.0 Credit
CWP 0.5 Credit
Civics 0.5 Credit
Algebra 1.0 Credit
Geometry 1.0 Credit
Algebra II (or approved alt.) 1.0 Credit
Elective Credits 6.5 Credits
22.5 Required High School Credits
High School & Beyond Plan
Students must meet Washington State Standards in the following areas:
Math--Algebra EOC and Geometry EOC
Washington State Minimum Requirements for Admission to a 4 Year University Directly After High School
Including 3 credits of college preparatory composition or literature. One credit may be satisfied by courses in drama as literature, public speaking, debate, journalistic writing, business English, English as a Second Language, or Learning Support English. Passing the state mandated high school assessment in Reading is equivalent to earning the first 2 CADR credits of high school English.
Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II
Note: Successful completion of math through pre-calculus meets the requirement for 3 credits of math and the senior-year math requirement.
During the senior year of high school, students must earn a credit in a math based quantitative course. This requirement may be met through enrollment in one of the three required math courses listed above;
or by completing a math based quantitative course like statistics, applied math, or appropriate career and technical courses; or by completing an algebra
based science course taken during the senior year that would satisfy this requirement and part of the science requirement below.
One credit must be in an algebra-based science course as determined by the school district. One credit must be in biology, chemistry, or physics (this course may also meet the algebra-based requirement). Principles of technology courses taught in Washington High Schools may satisfy the laboratory science requirement.
Must be earned in the same World Language or American Sign Language.
Arts 1 credit of fine, visual, or performing arts
or 1 additional credit in other CADR academic subject areas as defined above.
Note: The University of Washington and Western Washington University specify one-half credit in fine, visual, or performing arts. The other half may be in the arts or an academic elective
1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science.
4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy).
Click Here to see a complete list of NCAA Approved Courses at Stanwood High School that may be used to meet the requirements above.