LRHS Graduation Requirements

  • Graduation Requirement #1: 26 Credits are Required from LRHS
    In addition to the 24 required credits that are listed below for all public schools in the state of Washington, Lind-Ritzville High School graduates must complete an additional 2 credits for local requirements.  Those requirements are an additional CTE credit (1.0), Independent Living (.5) and Personal Finance (.5).


    Graduation Requirement #2: Earn a Graduation Pathway (at least one option below must be met):

     Beginning with the Class of 2020, students must meet at least one of these pathway options to graduate

    • State Assessment: Meet or exceed the graduation scores in the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics or in WA-AIM (Washington Access to Instruction & Measurement).
      • Score on ELA—2548
      • Score on math—2595


    • Dual Credit: Earn at least one high school credit in ELA and at least one high school credit in math in dual credit courses (Running Start, College in the High School, and/or Career and Technical Education dual credit courses).


    • AP/IB/Cambridge: For both ELA and math, earn a 3 or higher on certain Advanced Placement (AP) exams or a 4 or higher on certain International Baccalaureate (IB) exams or an E on certain Cambridge International exams, or pass the course with at least a C+. 
      •  LRHS does not offer AP/IB/Cambridge courses


    • SAT/ACT: Meet or exceed the graduation scores set by SBE in the math and ELA portions of the SAT or ACT.


    Pathway Option SAT Score ACT with Writing ACT (no Writing)
    Math 430 16 16
    English Language Arts 410 14 N/A


    • Transition Course: Pass a transition course in ELA and math (for example, a Bridge to College course) which allows a student to place directly into a credit-bearing college level course.
      •  LRHS does not offer transition


    • Combination: Meet any combination of at least one ELA and one math option of those options listed in 1-5.


    • *ASVABMeet standard on the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) by scoring at least the minimum established by the military for eligibility to serve in a branch of the armed services.
      • Score: 31
        Date posted: September 1, 2021


    • *CTE Sequence: Complete a sequence of Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses.
      •  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. 


    *Note: Students who pursue these pathways (ASVAB or CTE) do not need to meet English and math requirements separately. English and math content are embedded in both pathways—and a student who meets either the ASVAB standard or the CTE pathway requirements has met the graduation pathway requirement.

    If you are choosing the CTE Sequence Pathway, you must have a statement in your High School and Beyond Plan that states the following information:

    • The specific CTE Pathway you are choosing;
    • The career and/or college plan you have in place;
    • How these courses helped you prepare to take this career and/or college pathway.

    This statement must be in your High School and Beyond plan prior to administrative approval, granting this as a met graduation requirement.

    For example, "I am choosing to meet my graduation pathway requirement through the CTE Graduation Pathway requirement because I have plans to run my own restaurant.  I am taking 2.0 credits in culinary arts and entreprenuer classes to meet this requirements. These courses helped me prepare myself to run a business where food is served.  I even earned my food handler's permit in doing so."


     Graduation Requirement #3: Complete the High School and Beyond Plan

    Students at LRHS use Xello, an online portfolio system, to complete a high school and beyond plan.  Go to the High School and Beyond Plan section of the high school's website to learn more about this requirement.

    Students also must have taken and passed a Washington State History course at some point in their 6-12 grade school years.  LRHS also requires all seniors to complete and pass the Independent Living and Personal Finance courses.