Graduation Pathways

for the graduating class of 2022

Smarter Balanced Assessment

Students meeting this graduation pathway need to earn at least the following scores on the high school English Language Arts (ELA) and math Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) of:

  • Score on ELA - 2548

  • Score on math - 2595

ACT / SAT / AP / IB Exams

Students may use scores on college admissions (ACT, ACT with Writing, SAT, SAT with Essay), and specified Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) tests, to show they possess the knowledge and skills expected of high school graduates.

Dual Credit Courses**

**NOTE: Waitsburg School District currently does not offer dual credit courses

A student who completes a dual credit course in English language arts or mathematics in which the student has the potential to earn college credit may use passage of the course as a graduation pathway.

Transition Courses**

**NOTE: Waitsburg School District currently does not offer transition courses

Passage of the Bridge to College course in English language arts or math may be used as a graduation pathway. 

School districts with current Articulation Agreement(s) for an indicated English language arts or math course.  By passing the course indicated in the agreement (resulting in 100 level or higher college level course placement), the course may be used as a graduation pathway.

Washington Access to Instruction & Measurement (WA-AIM) Assessment

The WA-AIM is designed for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Students participating in the WA-AIM may meet the graduation pathway requirement. 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

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Test 

*NOTE: The score must be 31 for the graduating class of 2022

For a student who takes the ASVAB while in high school and earns at least the minimum score on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) portion of the test (as posted on the State Board of Education (SBE) website) it may be used to meet the graduation pathway.

Students may also attain an AFQT score through the Pending Internet Computerized Adaptive Test (PiCAT).  PiCAT scores must be validated at a Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS). For more information on the PiCAT steps, please visit the State Board of Education (SBE) website.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Course Sequence

For a student who earns a minimum of 2 high school CTE credits in the same program area it may be used to meet the graduation pathway. 

A Local CTE Graduation Pathways designed by districts that includes at least 2 high school CTE credits from differing program areas if the sequence is approved by the local school board, school board designee, or local advisory committee, and receive final approval by OSPI.