Here's what you need to know to graduate from Moses Lake High School
1. Credit Requirements
2. Graduation Pathway Requirement Options
1. State Assessment
Smarter Balanced AssessmentTo meet this graduation pathway option, students need to earn at least the graduation score on the high school English Language Arts (ELA) and Maths Smarter Balanced Assessment of:
- Score on ELA—2548
- Score on maths—2595
WA-AIM (Washington Access to Instruction & Measurement)
The WA-AIM is designed for student with significant cognitive challenges. If determined to be appropriate by their Individualized Education Program (IEP) team, students with an IEP may meet this graduation pathway option with the WA-AIM state assessment. The graduation scores identified by the State Board of Education (in August 2015) for the WA-AIM are:
- Score on ELA—104
- Score on math--103
2. Dual CreditStudents must earn at least one high school credit in English and one high school credit in maths to meet this graduation pathway option. Dual credit courses that qualify for this pathway are courses that meet core high school graduation credit in English and maths, and that allow students to earn college credit at the 100-level or higher (the college course number must be 100 or higher). Dual credit programs include:
- College in the High School
- Running Start
- Career and Technical Education (CTE) Dual Credit
3. AP/IB/CambridgeTo meet this graduation pathway option, the student must pass specified courses with a C+ (2.3) grade or higher in AP; or pass the associated assessment at a specified level. Students must pass at least one course or exam in English language arts and one course or exam in maths.
- The AP courses that meet this option in English language arts are:
- English Language and Composition
- English Literature and Composition
- United States History
- United States Government and Politics
- The AP courses that meet this option in maths are:
4. SAT/ACTTo meet this pathway, students need to earn at least the graduation score established by the Board on the SAT and ACT. It is recommended that students take these tests with the writing option since some institutions of higher education require the tests with writing for admissions.
|SAT (Writing optional)
|ACT with Writing
|ACT (no Writing)
|English Language Arts
5. Transition CourseFor the purposes of graduation pathway options, transition courses are English and maths courses that, based on their final grade, allow students to place directly into credit-bearing college-level courses (courses with college course numbers of 100 or above), as based on policies and criteria of school districts and applicable institutions of higher education. The Bridge to College courses are transition courses. Other courses may qualify based on local placement agreements between districts and higher education entities. Transition courses must meet core high school graduation requirements in English and maths.
MLHS Transition Courses
6. ASVABTo meet the ASVAB graduation pathway option, students must meet the minimum score on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) to be eligible to serve in a branch of the armed services at the time the student takes the test. The AFQT is a component of the ASVAB (not a separate test). Satisfying this graduation pathway option meets requirements in both English and maths.
7. CTE SequenceA student may meet this graduation pathway option by completing a sequence of CTE courses, which align with the student’s High School and Beyond Plan. Satisfying this graduation pathway option meets requirements in both English and maths. A course that is used as part of a CTE sequence may also be used to meet subject area graduation requirements in CTE or in other subject areas through CTE course equivalencies.
Complete a 2-credit sequence of courses that meet the following minimum criteria:
- Lead to a state or nationally recognized certificate or credential, or allow students to earn dual credit through CTE Dual Credit, Advanced Placement, or other agreement or program.
- Be comprised of a sequenced progression of multiple courses that are technically intensive and rigorous.
- Lead to workforce entry, a state or nationally approved apprenticeship, or postsecondary education in a related field.
- The sequence of courses may be in a single CTE program area, or in more than one program area.
- A local school board or designee, or a local district CTE advisory committee, and
- By OSPI through an expedited approval process, whereby the sequence would be deemed approved if the district does not receive a response from OSPI within 45 calendar days.
3. High School & Beyond Plan Requirements